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

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony Author Nelson A Denis
ISBN-10 1568585616
ISBN-13 9781568585611
Year 2016-03-29
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Nation Books
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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 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 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 Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos who served as the president of the Nationalist Party A lawyer chemical engineer and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty five years and died under mysterious circumstances 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 personal interviews eyewitness accounts congressional testimony and recently declassified FBI files 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 Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights prison riots political intrigue FBI and CIA covert activity and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history

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Sacred Hunger

Sacred Hunger Author Barry Unsworth
ISBN-10 9780307948441
Release 2012-01-10
Pages 336