History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of Its People / Edition 1

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Overview

One of Puerto Rico's leading historians, Fernando Pico has had tremendous influence over our currect understanding of Puerto Rican society. Here, he examines the ways in which developments in the courts and commercial centers of the Americas, Europe, and Africa have affected the common people, who have tried since the nineteenth century to take control of their political, social and economic lives. Pico expands his book, "Historia General," for this first updated American edition to include movements and events as recent as the fight for Vieques.
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Editorial Reviews

Annales
An intelligent and up-to-date work.
Choice Magazine
Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 2006.
Hispanic American Historical Review
Superbly synthesized.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558763715
  • Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 80,639
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Weights and Measures

Map 1: The Caribbean in the 16th Century

Preface to the Edition in English

Chapter 1: The Formation of the Puerto Rican Land

Chapter 2: Amerindian Societies

Chapter 3: Backgrounds of the New Settlers of Puerto Rico

Map 2: Africa in the 15th Century: main ecological zones and important cities of the west

Map 3: Europe during the Spanish conquest of America

Chapter 4: The Conquest of Boriquen

Chapter 5: Agriculture and Cattle Raising in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Chapter 6: Puerto Rico in the Struggle for Commercial Hegemony in the 16th and

17th Centuries Caribbean

Chapter 7: Corsairs and Torch and Machete Farmers (1700-1765)

Chapter 8: Political Vicissitudes

Chapter 9: Faces New and Old: The Population (1765-1823)

Chapter 10: The Transition to Monocultures (1765-1823)

Chapter 11: A Slaveholding Society (1824-1868)

Chapter 12: In the Hour of the Mountain (1868-1898)

Chapter 13: Puerto Rico Becomes a Vast Sugarcane Field

Chapter 14: The New Industrial and Urban Order (1940-1980)

Chapter 15: Changes in Perceptions and Values (From the 1960s to 2005)

Bibliography

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