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Table of Contents of The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History (Updated and Expanded 2013 Edition)

Introduction

“Prophecy for the Twentieth Century”

PART I: DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST

Boriquén
The Indian Way of Life
The First Settlers
Queen Isabella’s Order
“The Grasping Avarice of the White Men”
The Indians Rebel

PART II: THE COLONIZATION

The Costly Colony
“Criollos” and “Blancos”
The Xivaros
Slavery Laws
Masters and Slaves

PART III: THE SPIRIT OF NATIONHOOD

Sailing to San Juan
“Arriba, Puerto Ricans!”
“You Shall Be Free”
The Day Puerto Rico Became a Nation
The Abolition of Slavery
“The Troubles at Porto Rico”
The Autonomist Concept

PART IV: MANIFEST DESTINY

Puerto Rico as a Permanent Possession
“A Dangerous Neighbor”
“Have We Not Suffered Long Enough?”
“Seize San Juan”
Our Flag Raised in Puerto Rico
“To the Inhabitants of Porto Rico”
Soldier
Diary of the War

PART V: “CITIZENS OF PORTO RICO”

“The Puerto Rican Inhumanity”
“We Are Becoming Americanized”
“They Are Loyal”
“Discipline for Porto Rico”
Dining With President Taft
“Inverted Terms”

PART VI: AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP

“An Idle Dream”
“The Future of My Country”
“Treachery and Disenchantment”

PART VII: THE GRIM YEARS

Ireland in America?
Sweatshops on the Spanish Main
“The Gentleman’s Time Has Expired”
Lindbergh’s Visit
“The Sad Case of Porto Rico”
“Joker in the Deck”
The Rise of Albizu Campos
Rebellion in Puerto Rico
Violence and Nationalism

PART VIII: “JALDA ARRIBA!”

“A Time of National Crisis”
“Puerto Rico Is the Center”
“We Had Better Wait”
The Bard of Politics

Blanca Canales(1906-1996) and the Jayuya Revolt
“I Love My Country”
Worker in the Cane
Don Abelardo
The Status Dilemma
A Yankee from Massachusetts
“The Conscience of His People”

PART IX: EXODUS

The Early Days
“What Is Prejudice?”
Long Night’s Journey
“I’m Freezing to Death”
American-born “Foreigners”
“Hispanos” and “Marine Tigers”
Down These Mean Streets
Harlem Si, Tammany No
“My Parents, They Cry with Joy”
“El Barrio’s Worst Block”
Bilingualism in El Barrio
Neo-Rican Jetliner

PART X: THE DIVIDED NATION

“Nation and Homeland”
“From a Jail in Puerto Rico”
“Cancio and Compassion”
The Cuban Invasion of Puerto Rico
A Day at the Bodega
“They Lose Heart”
The Young Lords
The Year 2000
Trade or Treason
The FBI Dossiers
“Citizens Yet Foreigners”
The Vieques Controversy
The Status Dilemma
Social Struggle against the U.S. Navy in Veques,PR:
Two Movements in History
The Political Status Dilema

The Diaspora Factor: Stateside Boricuas and the Future of Puerto Rico

Index

Bibliography

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