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The History of Puerto Rico

The History of Puerto Rico

by Lisa Pierce FloresLisa Pierce Flores


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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

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From the Publisher

"This book is highly recommended for collection wanting to update their national history collection for this part of the world. It provides current information and statistics about Puerto Rico. A good index is available for research." - ARBA

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: 537,654
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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