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  • Diving the Virgin Islandsby Vivien Lougheed

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can... more...

  • Puerto Rico's Cordillera Centralby Kurt Pitzer

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    To find the real Puerto Rico - the one that shopping malls and condos have yet to reach - head for the towns and villages of the Cordillera Central, or Central Mountains. Bisected by the Ruta Panoramica (Scenic Route), the mountains provide a relaxing getaway with an atmosphere so unlike the coast that it feels like an entirely different island. The... more...

  • Empire of Mudby J.D. Dickey

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Washington, DC, gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples, a pulsing hub of political power and prowess. But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen. Before America became a world power in the twentieth century, Washington City was an eyesore at best and a disgrace at worst. Unfilled swamps,... more...

  • Puerto Rico Off the Beaten Path®by Ron Bernthal

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    From its tranquil beaches to metropolitan San Juan's lively waterfront strip, this guide to Puerto Rico points the way to the island's best treasures: flavorful fusions of ethnic cuisines, nightclubs featuring salsa dancing and Cuban jazz, park reserves teeming with wildlife, and colorful souvenirs from unique plazas and shops. more...

  • Caribbean Paleodemographyby L. Antonio Curet

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    Important information on prehistoric island populations and migrations. According to the European chronicles, at the time of contact, the Greater Antilles were inhabited by the Ta&iactue;nos or Arawak Indians, who were organized in hierarchical societies. Since its inception Caribbean archaeology has used population as an important variable... more...

  • Ancient Borinquenby Peter E. Siegel; Peter G. Roe; Peter E. Siegel; Joshua M. Torres; John G. Jones; Lee A. Newsom; Deborah M. Pearsall; Jeffrey B. Walker; Susan D. deFrance; Karen F. Anderson-Córdova; Anne V. Stokes; Daniel P. Wagner

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.75

    Native American cultures of Puerto Rico prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1493. A book on the prehistory of a modern geopolitical entity is artificial. It is unlikely that prehistoric occupants recognized the same boundaries and responded to the same political forces that operated in the formation of current nations, states, or cities. Yet,... more...

  • 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...