Oscar López Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance

PM Press - The life story of puerto rican freedom fighter and leader Oscar López Rivera, outlined in this book, valor,  is one of courage, and sacrifice. This is the story of his fight for the political independence of Puerto Rico based on letters between him and the renowned lawyer, sociologist, educator, and activist Luis Nieves Falcón.

After serving in vietnam and earning a bronze star, Oscar returned home and worked to improve the quality of life for his people by becoming a community activist, which led to his underground life as a Puerto Rican Nationalist and his subsequent arrest. In 1981, oscar was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other crimes for which he is still imprisoned, making him the longest-held political prisoner in the world.

With a vivid assessment of the ongoing colonial relationship between the united States and Puerto Rico, the book helps to illustrate the sad tale of largely unreported human rights abuses for political prisoners in the United States, but it is also a story of hope and his ongoing struggle for freedom for his people and himself—a hope that there is beauty and strength in resistance.

Oscar López Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance - Also included is oscar’s art, including photography and paintings created in his many years behind bars. Foreword by Desmond Tutu. Readers will explore his early life as a latino child growing up in the small towns of Puerto Rico, following him as an adolescent as he and his family move to the big cities of the United States.

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony

Bold Type Books - Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, FBI and CIA covert activity, prison riots, political intrigue, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history. Nation Books. 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 - . A lawyer, and the first puerto rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, chemical engineer, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. 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.

In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens. Nelson A. 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 tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party.

Free Puerto Rico

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Title: free puerto rico binding: Paperback Author: PedroAlbizuCampos Publisher: Createspace Nation Books.

The History of Puerto Rico: From the Spanish Discovery to the American Occupation

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Puerto Rico has an interesting history. The author is the first to give English readers a record of Spanish rule in this 'pearl of the Antilles. The dial "he has portrayed the salient characteristics of the life of the island, described the acts of the reigning government and pointed out the evils of colonial rule, and the book enables the reader to form a fairly accurate idea of the past and present state of Puerto Rico.

The inland printer "description of the four centuries of Spanish history as regards Puerto Rico. St. 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 - 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. It has never been written satisfactorily even in the Spanish language.

But this record has remained unknown to the American people. 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.

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

Penguin Books - Nation Books. New. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. History, harvest of empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium.

Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.

Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings - An Anthology

One World - Jack agüeros * miguel algarín * julia de burgos * pedro albizu campos * lucky cienfuegos * judith ortiz cofer * jesus colon * victor hern ndez cruz * josé de diego * martin espada * sandra maria esteves * ronald fernandez * José Luis Gonzalez * Migene Gonzalez-Wippler * Maria Graniela de Pruetzel * Pablo Guzman * Felipe Luciano * René Marqués * Luis Muñoz Marín * Nicholasa Mohr * Aurora Levins Morales * Martita Morales * Rosario Morales * Willie Perdomo * Pedro Pietri * Miguel Piñero * Reinaldo Povod * Freddie Prinze * Geraldo Rivera * Abraham Rodriguez, Jr.

Rodriguez * esmeralda santiago * roberto santiago * Pedro Juan Soto * Piri Thomas * Edwin Torres * José Torres * Joseph B. Many cultures * one world"boricua is what puerto ricans call one another as a term of endearment, respect, and cultural affirmation; it is a timeless declaration that transcends gender and color.

Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings - An Anthology - Boricua is a powerful word that tells the origin and history of the Puerto Rican people. From the introductionfrom the sun-drenched beaches of a beautiful, hard pavement of the fierce South Bronx, courageous strength, the remarkable journey of the Puerto Rican people is a rich story full of daring defiance, flamboyan-covered island to the cool, fierce passions, and dangerous politics--and it is a story that continues to be told today.

Vasquez * ana Lydia Vega Nation Books. Clara E. New. Long ignored by anglo literature studies, here are more than fifty selections of poetry, monologues, plays, essays, screenplays, fiction, and speeches from some of the most vibrant and original voices in Puerto Rican literature.

Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Oxford University Press - Though they are U. S. Citizens, puerto ricans do not have their own voting representatives in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections although they are able to participate in the primaries. Jorge duany delves into the demographic, political, economic, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States.

Puerto rico: what everyone needs to Know® provides a succinct, politics, culture, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period 1493-1898. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century.

Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know® - Despite their ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. New. Has dominated it militarily, politically, and economically for much of its recent history. Oxford University Press. Acquired by the united states from Spain in 1898, Puerto Rico has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to "Americanize" the Island's culture and language. The island's status is a topic of perennial debate, both within and beyond its shores.

Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Somos Arte, LLC - 100% of the proceeds from this anthology will go to the continued work to help over 3 million Americans living in Puerto Rico, providing solar-powered lamps, food, clothing and so much more. Oxford University Press. Ricanstruction: reminiscing & rebuiliding puerto rico is an anthology featuring contributions from writers and artists from the comic book industry like Gail Simone, Ken Lashley, Ruben Blades, Javier Munoz, Chris Sotomayor, Yanick Paquette, Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Jorge Jimenez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Tony Daniel, Will Rosado, Gabby Rivera, to Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Mike Allred, Greg Pak, Sonia Manzano and over 100 more.

Produced and also featuring stories written by edgardo miranda-rodriguez, this anthology teams up his original character LA BORINQUENA with some of the most iconic comic book heroes of all time from DC: Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash and many others. When we come together as a united people, permission to use some of dc's iconic characters in original stories for this anthology, Somos Arte, we will never be defeated! !El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido! Thanks to DC for generously giving our studio, whose proceeds Somos Arte will contribute towards the continued hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico - Original stories also take us to the past to explore the beautiful history of PUERTO RICO as well as tales that envision a stronger and rebuilt island. Nation Books. These short stories remind us all that the true power of being a hero is inside each of us. New.

The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists

Haymarket Books - And this book explains, mayor of san juanin the rubble of hurricane maria, 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, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island.

Oxford University Press. Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. New. 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.

The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists - 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. 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.

Nation Books. The climate, and No Is Not Enough.

Guerra Contra Todos los Puertorriqueños: Revolución y Terror en la Colonia Americana Spanish Edition

Bold Type Books - Prepárese para ser enfurecido. Para sofocar esta insurrección, el ejército de estados Unidos desplegó miles de tropas y ametralló dos pueblos desde el aire, marcando la primera vez en su historia que el gobierno estadounidense atacó de esta forma a sus propios ciudadanos. Por medio de narraciones orales, guerra contra todos los puertorriqueños nos relata la historia de una revolución olvidada y su contexto en la historia grande de Puerto Rico, relatos de testigos oculares, entrevistas personales, testimonios del Congreso de Estados Unidos y archivos recientemente liberados al público por el FBI, desde la invasión estadounidense de 1898 hasta la lucha actual por la plena autodeterminación de los puertorriqueños.

La violencia arraso con la isla: comandos nacionalistas fueron enviados a Washington a ajusticiar al presidente Harry Truman, se desataron tiroteos en ocho municipios, se incendiaron cuarteles policiacos y oficinas de correo. Una lectura obligada y reveladora. Robert domínguez, después de cincuenta años de ocupación militar y gobierno colonial, New York Daily NewsEn 1950, el Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico montó una fallida revolución armada contra Estados Unidos.

Guerra Contra Todos los Puertorriqueños: Revolución y Terror en la Colonia Americana Spanish Edition - Nation Books. New. Oxford University Press.

The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus

Yale University Press - Yale University Press. New. 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. Nation Books. 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.

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. Weakened by forced labor, malnutrition, and dispersed by migration and intermarriage, and diseases introduced by the foreigners, they ceased to exist as a separate population group.

The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus - 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. The narration shows that the Tainos did not long survive the advent of Columbus. Oxford University Press. 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.

When columbus arrived in the americas, the first people he encountered were the Tainos, inhabitants of the islands of the northern Caribbean Sea. As rouse discusses the tainos' contributions to the spaniards―from Indian corn, tobacco, and new words―we realize that their effect on Western civilization, and rubber balls to art, artifacts, brief through their contact, was an important and lasting one.