ISBN-10:
0313354189
ISBN-13:
9780313354182
Pub. Date:
12/14/2009
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
The History of Puerto Rico

The History of Puerto Rico

by Lisa Pierce FloresLisa Pierce Flores

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Overview

This book offers a concise yet comprehensive history of Puerto Rico, from the reign of Taino Indians through its centuries as a Spanish colony to its present-day standing as a thriving economic force in Latin America with a unique and ever-evolving relationship with the United States.

Drawing on dramatic recent developments in research, The History of Puerto Rico offers the most up-to-date and fully realized exploration of the island's past for students, travelers, and general readers alike.

The History of Puerto Rico ranges from the earliest indigenous settlements to the reign of the Taino, from the centuries under Spanish control through more than 100 years of life under the U.S. flag. Insightful and authoritative, the book helps readers understand the history behind Puerto Rico's complicated contemporary political status, its unique relationship with the United States, and the current efforts of Puerto Ricans to reclaim their indigenous and African heritage, leverage their bilingual culture for economic gain, and celebrate their cultural and artistic achievements.


  • Includes a section on notable Puerto Ricans with biographical information
  • Presents a detailed bibliographic essay with sources in English and Spanish

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313354182
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2009
Series: Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Pages: 155
Sales rank: 537,291
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lisa Pierce Flores began her journalism career at El Nuevo Pais, a daily newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela, and has since worked as a staff writer and editor for newspapers, magazines, and book publishers.

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