Puerto Rico in American History

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc

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Puerto Rico had been under Spanish control for hundreds of years before the Spanish-American War brought it into the control of the United States. The island transformed from an agricultural colony to a densely populated American commonwealth. In PUERTO RICO IN AMERICAN HISTORY, Richard Worth examines the island's history, from the early clash between Spanish colonists and the Taino people to the uncertain future of this growing nation, with some residents who want to remain an American commonwealth, those who want statehood, and those who want independence.

Table of Contents

Revolt at Laresp. 5
The Taino and the Spanish Clashp. 14
Under Spanish Rulep. 29
A Growing Colonyp. 45
The Road to Warp. 66
A New Path for Puerto Ricop. 81
Puerto Rico Achieves Self-Governmentp. 96
Timelinep. 115
Chapter Notesp. 117
Glossaryp. 122
Further Reading and Internet Addressesp. 124
Indexp. 125
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