Puerto Rico: An Interpretive History from Precolumbia Times to 1900 / Edition 1

Puerto Rico: An Interpretive History from Precolumbia Times to 1900 / Edition 1

by Olga Jimenez De Wagenheim, Jimenez De Olga
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558761225

ISBN-13: 9781558761223

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

Since many of the documents and books about Puerto Rico were written by the colonizers, only the victors were celebrated. With this in mind, the author has expressly composed this book from the viewpoint of the colonized, suppressed, and exploited. She challenges a previously-held notion that the Tainos simply gave up at the first sight of the Spaniards, and shows

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Since many of the documents and books about Puerto Rico were written by the colonizers, only the victors were celebrated. With this in mind, the author has expressly composed this book from the viewpoint of the colonized, suppressed, and exploited. She challenges a previously-held notion that the Tainos simply gave up at the first sight of the Spaniards, and shows that they not only fought the intruders, but continued to resist them for more than sixty years after the battle of Yaguecas. The author discusses the fate and contributions of Africans who, as slaves or as free persons, became instrumental in Puerto Rico's social and economic development and shows how this multi-cultural Caribbean island brings together the global traditions of the Americas, Africa, and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558761223
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
512,310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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