But slavery generated its antithesis: disobedience, conspiracies, uprisings, and flight. From the emergence of the first sugar plantations up until 1873, when slavery was abolished, the wealth amassed by many landowners in Puerto Rico derived mainly from the exploitation of slaves.
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's ColonyBold Type Books #ad - A lawyer, chemical engineer, and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. By tracing his life and death, denis shows how the journey of Albizu Campos is part of a larger story of Puerto Rico and US colonialism.
Through oral histories, and recently declassified fbi files, congressional testimony, personal interviews, eyewitness accounts, War Against All Puerto Ricans tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico's history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination.
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony #ad - Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party. Nation Books. The powerful, untold story of the 1950 revolution in Puerto Rico and the long history of U. S. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down.
Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history. Intervention on the island, that the New York Times says "could not be more timely. In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States.
The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted ColumbusYale University Press #ad - He then moves backward in time to the ancestors of the Tainos―two successive groups who settled the West Indies and who are known to archeologists as the Saladoid peoples and the Ostionoid peoples. By reconstructing the development of these groups and studying their interaction with other groups during the centuries before Columbus, Rouse shows precisely who the Tainos were.
When columbus arrived in the americas, the first people he encountered were the Tainos, inhabitants of the islands of the northern Caribbean Sea. In this book a noted archeologist and anthropologist tells the story of the Tainos from their ancestral days on the South American continent to their rapid decline after contact with the Spanish explorers.
The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus #ad - Drawing on archeological and ethno-historical evidence, Irving Rouse sketches a picture of the Tainos as they existed during the time of Columbus, contrasting their customs with those of their neighbors. He vividly recounts columbus's four voyages, the events of the European contact, and the early Spanish views of the Tainos, particularly their art and religion.
The narration shows that the Tainos did not long survive the advent of Columbus. Nation Books. Yale University Press. As rouse discusses the tainos' contributions to the spaniards―from Indian corn, artifacts, brief through their contact, and rubber balls to art, tobacco, and new words―we realize that their effect on Western civilization, was an important and lasting one.
Weakened by forced labor, and dispersed by migration and intermarriage, and diseases introduced by the foreigners, malnutrition, they ceased to exist as a separate population group.
The History of Puerto Rico: From the Spanish Discovery to the American OccupationCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - It has never been written satisfactorily even in the Spanish language. Louis public library monthly Bulletin "Worth reading by all who are interested in the development of the country. Philadelphia inquirer "this book is of much value not only as being the only history of Puerto Rico available, but for its intrinsic merits.
Newark news "it afford the american people a clearer insight into the past history, the present conditions, and the future needs of the island. Chicago inter ocean "besides the running account of the political, military and civil history, there are interesting chapters on the people and their institutions.
The History of Puerto Rico: From the Spanish Discovery to the American Occupation #ad - Puerto Rico has an interesting history. Yale University Press. The book ought to find many readers among those who desire to keep pace with the problems which confront our government in connection with the enlarged responsibilities assumed as a result of the Spanish-American war. The standard Nation Books.
He has had access to all data obtainable in the island, and has faithfully and conscientiously woven it into a connected narrative, thus giving the reader a view of the social and institutional life of the island for four hundred years. The author of this volume was the first to give to the reader of English a record of Spanish rule in this 'pearl of the Antilles.
Mr. Its four centuries under Spanish control is a record of unusual and remarkable events.
Free Puerto RicoCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Yale University Press. Title: free puerto rico binding: Paperback Author: PedroAlbizuCampos Publisher: Createspace Nation Books.
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American SouthYale University Press #ad - A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave‑owning men.
By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave‑owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America. Yale University Press. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment.
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South #ad - Historian Stephanie E. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Jones-rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave‑owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market.
Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Puerto RicoThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - Paying particular attention to class, and race, gender, his account of how these libertos joined the labor market profoundly revises our understanding of the emancipation process and the evolution of the working class in Puerto Rico. Yale University Press. The contributions of the black population to the history and economic development of Puerto Rico have long been distorted and underplayed, Luis A.
Figueroa contends. Nation Books. Focusing on the southeastern coastal region of guayama, one of Puerto Rico's three leading centers of sugarcane agriculture, Figueroa examines the transition from slavery and slave labor to freedom and free labor after the 1873 abolition of slavery in colonial Puerto Rico.
Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico #ad - He corrects misconceptions about how ex-slaves went about building their lives and livelihoods after emancipation and debunks standing myths about race relations in Puerto Rico. Historians have assumed that after emancipation in Puerto Rico, as in other parts of the Caribbean and the U. S. South, former slaves acquired some land of their own and became subsistence farmers.
Figueroa finds that in puerto rico, however, this was not an option because both capital and land available for sale to the Afro-Puerto Rican population were scarce.
Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European CapitalismEWorld Inc. #ad - Yale University Press. Originally published by A & B Books, Brooklyn, New York. Nation Books. Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust.
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United StatesFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history. Nation Books. We travel to the guano islands, and the Philippines, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, site of the most destructive event on U.
S. In puerto rico, Immerwahr shows how U. S. Yale University Press. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. But what about the actual territories―the islands, atolls, and archipelagos―this country has governed and inhabited?In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States.
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States #ad - . Soil. Doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U. S. Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust. Instead, transportation, it put innovations in electronics, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies.
Iceman Inheritance : Prehistoric Sources of Western Man's Racism, Sexism and AggressionKayode Pubn #ad - Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust. Nation Books. The iceaan inheritance is the most glaring admission about the european's attempt to dominate the world through racism. There are a large number of books on this subject but the writers tend to hedge on the subject by inferring that in spite of the atrocities and the racism brought to this world by the caucasian race, they have given the world some order, some technology and arts and letters of lasting benefit.
What the authors of these books do not take into consideration is that in spite of the contributions that benefit the world, europeans in their attempt at world domination created a disastrous climate for the world's people. Yale University Press.
The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster CapitalistsHaymarket Books #ad - In this vital and startling investigation, bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a “just recovery. All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island.
And this book explains, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?” —Carmen Yulín Cruz, with careful and unbiased reporting, Mayor of San JuanIn the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island.
The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists #ad - We are in a fight for our lives. For more information, visit http://juntegente. Org/. Naomi klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.
Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. Yale University Press. Hurricanes irma and maría unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis.