"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
The History of Puerto Rico available in Hardcover
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- ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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