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  • The Aborigines of Puerto Rico and Neighboring Islandsby Jesse Walter Fewkes; L. Antonio Curet

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    A valuable recounting of the first formal archaeological excavations in Puerto Rico. Originally published as the Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1907, this book was praised in an article in American Anthropologist as doing "more than any other to give a comprehensive... more...

  • Silencing Raceby Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Silencing Race provides a historical analysis of the construction of silences surrounding issues of racial inequality, violence, and discrimination in Puerto Rico. Examining the ongoing racialization of Puerto Rican workers, it explores the 'class-making' of race. more...

  • Puerto Rican Nation on the Moveby Jorge Duany

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 30.00

    Puerto Ricans maintain a vibrant identity that bridges two very different places--the island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. Whether they live on the island, in the States, or divide time between the two, most imagine Puerto Rico as a separate nation and view themselves primarily as Puerto Rican. At the same time, Puerto Ricans have been U.S.... more...

  • Puerto Rico in the American Centuryby J. Ayala César; Rafael Bernabe

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Offering a comprehensive overview of Puerto Rico's history and evolution since the installation of U.S. rule, Ayala and Bernabe connect the island's economic, political, cultural, and social past of residents of the island as well as the many Puerto Ricans in the diaspora. The authors discuss a wide range of topics, including literary and cultural... more...

  • Puerto Ricoby Nancy Morris

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 112.95

    This book uses historical and interview data to trace the development of Puerto Rican identity in the 20th century. It analyzes how and why Puerto Ricans have maintained a clear sense of distinctiveness in the face of direct and indirect pressures on their identity. After gaining sovereignty over Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, the United States undertook... more...

  • Rethinking Puerto Rican Precolonial Historyby Reniel Rodríguez Ramos

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    The history of Puerto Rico has usually been envisioned as a sequence of colonizations-various indigenous peoples from Archaic through Taíno were successively invaded, assimilated, or eliminated, followed by the Spanish entrada, which was then modified by African traditions and, since 1898, by the United States. The truth is more complex,... more...

  • A Free Man of Color and His Hotelby Carol Gelderman

    Potomac Books Inc. 2012; US$ 27.50

    The amazing story of a nineteenth-century businessman, Reconstruction, and the Constitution more...

  • Oscar Lopez Riveraby Osacar Lopez Rivera; Luis Nieves Falcon; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Matt Meyer; Rev. Nozomi Ikuta

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The life story of Puerto Rican freedom fighter and leader Oscar López Rivera, outlined in this book, is one of courage, valor, and sacrifice. In 1981, Oscar was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other crimes for which he is still imprisoned, making him the longest-held political prisoner in the world. This is the story of his fight for the political... more...

  • Race and Labor in the Hispanic Caribbeanby Jorge L Chinea

    UPF 2001; US$ 44.95

    Chinea examines the social, economic, and political impact of foreign immigrants in Puerto Rico during its transition from subsistence farming and ranching in the late 18th century to commercial agriculture during the first half of the 19th century. more...