Dona Licha's Island: Modern Colonialism in Puerto Rico

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South End Press, 1987 - History - 178 pages
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Lopez examines the history of Puerto Rico from the extermination of the native Taino population, the importation of African slaves and Spanish colonial culture, to the 1980s movements for labor, student, and women's rights, and the debates over statehood or independence.
 

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Lopez argues for Puerto Rican independence, but in his analysis, the people suffer from a feeling of helplessness after years of abuse, plus a disabling fear of the wrath of Uncle Sam at losing the ... Read full review

Contents

The Man on the Balcony
29
The Dream Deferred
67
The Journey
93
Old Crises New Politics
117
Conclusion
155
Footnotes
171
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