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From the Publisher"An admirable history of Puerto Rico. . . . This book is the standard against which any other about twentieth-century Puerto Rico will be judged."
-New West Indian Guide
"This book goes far to provide the information and analysis necessary to resolve the short shrift that Puerto Rico and its people have received in histories of Latin America and of the United States."
— The Americas
"A comprehensive overview of Puerto Rico's history and its evolution since the installation of U.S. rule."
"Not only an excellent introduction to the island for the nonexpert but it is also of value to scholars who are searching for new topics to research on Puerto Rican history and the Puerto Rican diaspora. . . . An excellent contribution to the general history of Puerto Rico during the twentieth century."
— Hispanic American Historical Review
— Edgardo Rodriguez Julia, Primera Revista Latinoamerican de Libros
"Politics, economics and culture are in constant dialogue within the narrative . . . providing a complex and at many points refreshing perspective of Puerto Rican history."
— Against the Current
"An exciting . . . volume that stimulates as well as informs; students and scholars on all levels will find much to discuss. . . . Highly recommended."
This will be the most important historical study of the island for years to come.
—Arlene Davila, New York University
This book is, simply put, the best one-volume contemporary history of the Puerto Rican people in any language.
—Francisco Scarano, author of Puerto Rico: cinco siglos de historia