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
     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
621,533
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1The Land and the Amerindians1
Ch. 2The Newcomers to Boriquen19
Ch. 3"Discovery", Conquest and Colonization35
Ch. 4Foreign Attacks and Imperial Neglect, 1570s-169959
Ch. 5The Colony is Reformed, 1700-179977
Ch. 6Creoles Seek Political and Economic Power, 1800-1830s105
Ch. 7Sugar, Slavery and Absolute Rule, 1830-1867137
Ch. 8From the Lares Uprising to Autonomy, 1868-1900163
Ch. 9Invasion and Occupation by the United States, 1898-1900195
Ch. 10Portrait of the Society227
Notes263
Index287

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