Subject: Puerto Rico

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A New Deal for the Tropics: Puerto Rico During the Depression Era, 1932-1935
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Rodriguez, Manuel

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History, Caribbean

In the 1930s, Puerto Rico was economically and culturally a nineteenth-century agrarian state dominated by sugar and coffee plantations. Then came the New Deal, and the island changed forever. Puerto Rico entered the twentieth century in every respect, including its …

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American Colonialism in Puerto Rico: The Judicial and Social Legacy
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Ramos, Efrén Rivera

Subject: Latin America

“This is a brilliant and outstanding book, quite persuasive in the way it interrogates history. Dr. Rivera Ramos performs the immense service of providing a serious discussion of the complexity of Puerto Rican history and political culture as well as …

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Battleship Vieques: Puerto Rico from World War II to the Korean War
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Ayala, César J. and José L. Bolívar

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean, U.S. History

Outstanding Book of the Year, Choice Magazine

The demonstrations that resulted in the U.S. Navy’s being forced out of Vieques in 2003 were the result of the island’s occupation during and after World War II. After German U-boats sank …

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Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City
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Haslip-Viera, Gabriel, Angelo Falcón and Félix V. Matos-Rodríguez, editors

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean, U.S. History

This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York’s Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors …

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Caribbean: Sea of the New World
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Arciniegas, Germán

Subject: Caribbean

This book is a new edition of the most beautifully written history of the Caribbean from the European discovery through the nineteenth century. Commonweal wrote of the 1946 edition, “Arciniegas has written a most informative and entertaining book…the student of political and social …

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Clemente! The Enduring Legacy
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Wagenheim, Kal

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History

Roberto Clemente, the first Latino baseball superstar, died on December 31, 1972, when his plane crashed while he tried to fly relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente’s legacy endures nearly four decades after his tragic death, because he …

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Cuentos: Stories from Puerto Rico (Bilingual)
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Wagenheim, Kal, editor

Subject: Caribbean

Cuentos is a bilingual anthology of twelve short stories, many of which appeared in the 1960s in the English-language magazine The San Juan Review, co-founded by Kal Wagenheim and Augusto Font. Written by six of Puerto Rico’s leading writers, the themes …

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Frontiers, Plantations & Walled Cities: Society, Culture & Politics in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1800–1945
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Martínez-Fernández, Luis

Subject: Caribbean

For decades, the Hispanic Caribbean has eluded attempts by historians striving to view and analyze Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic as a region rather than as isolated insular units. Focusing on similarities instead of differences and applying comparative …

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Historical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Survival in the United States
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Rodriguez, Clara E. and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, editors

Subject: Caribbean, U.S. History

This collection was originally developed as an interdisciplinary reader for Puerto Rican Studies courses under the title The Puerto Rican Struggle: Essays on Survival in the U.S. It is being reissued with updated commentary because of its continuing relevance to …

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Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot, 1930s-1950s
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Jiménez de Wagenheim, Olga

Subject: Puerto Rican History, US History, Women's History, Caribbean History

From the moment the United States seized Puerto Rico, in 1898, to the 1950s, the islanders employed various forms of resistance to the imposition of American colonial rule. A group of Nationalists led by Pedro Albizu Campos made it clear …

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