Puerto Rico Past and Present: An Encyclopedia

Editor/Author Mendez-Mendez, Serafin
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-44-082831-7
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Image Count: 25
Book Status: Available
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This updated edition of a popular encyclopedia captures important historical, social, political, and cultural developments of the oldest colony in the world, up to and including the region's current status in relation to the United States. The fascinating work is full of facts, figures, and narratives of the struggles, achievements, and creations of the Puerto Rican people.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chronology of Important Events
  • A
  • Abortion
  • Acevedo Vilá, Anibal
  • Advertising
  • African Roots
  • Agrelot Vilá, Jose Miguel
  • Agriculture
  • Albizu Campos, Pedro
  • Americanization, Acculturation, and Nuyoricans
  • Anthony, Marc
  • Arana, Alfonso
  • Arecibo Radio Observatory
  • Arrieta, Raymond
  • Ateneo de Puerto Rico
  • Autonomic Charter
  • B
  • Báez, Myrna
  • Baldorioty de Castro, Román
  • Banco Popular and the Carrión Family
  • Barbosa Family
  • Barceló, Antonio R.
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Benítez, Luz Esther “Lucecita”
  • Berriós Martínez, Rubén
  • Betances, Ramón Emeterio
  • Boxing
  • British and Dutch Attacks
  • Budet, Osvaldo
  • Burgos, Julía De
  • C
  • Cájiga, Luis Germán
  • Calderón Serra, Sila María
  • Calle 13
  • Campos Parsi, Hector
  • Canales, Blanca Doña
  • Candal, Norma
  • Carbia, Awilda
  • Carpetas, Las
  • Carrero, Jaime
  • Casellas Case
  • Centrales (Sugar Processing Mills)
  • Cerezo González, Benny Frankie
  • Cerro Maravilla
  • Chacón, Iris
  • Christmas in Puerto Rico
  • Coastwise Shipping Laws
  • Cock Fighting
  • Cofresí, Roberto
  • Cointelpro
  • Colegio de Abogados
  • Colón, Miriam
  • Comay, La
  • Commonwealth
  • Community Education Division
  • Concepción de Gracia, Gilberto
  • Congregación Mita (Mita Church)
  • Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico (Conservatory of Puerto Rican Music)
  • Corretjer, Juan Antonio
  • Cortijo, Rafael
  • Crime
  • Cuban Immigration
  • Culebra
  • Cultural Mores
  • D
  • de Hostos, Eugenio María
  • de las Casas, Fray Bartolomé
  • Del Toro, Benicio
  • Delano, Jack
  • Díaz, Justino
  • Díaz Alfaro, Abelardo
  • Dominicans (Los Dominicanos
  • Don Q
  • E
  • Economy
  • Edict against the African Race (Bando contra la Raza Africana)
  • EDP University of Puerto Rico
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Executive Council
  • F
  • Family
  • Feminism and Women's Rights
  • Fernández, Beatriz “Gigi”
  • Fernández, Ruth
  • Fernández Juncos, Manuel
  • Fernós Isern, Antonio
  • Ferré Family
  • Film
  • Flag of Puerto Rico (La Bandera de Puerto Rico)
  • Folk Characters: Juan Bobo and Pepito
  • Food Stamps (Los Cupones)
  • Foraker Act
  • Fortuño Burset, Luis Guillermo
  • FUPI (Federación de Estudiantes pro Independencia / Student Federation pro-Independence)
  • G
  • García López, Antonio
  • García Méndez, Miguel Angel
  • García Padilla, Alejandro Javier
  • García Ramis, Magalí
  • Geography and Biodiversity
  • González, José Luis
  • González, Velda
  • Goya
  • Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
  • Grito de Lares
  • H
  • Health
  • Health Practitioners, Midwives, and Pharmacy Technicians (“El Practicante,” “La Comadrona,” y “El Boticario”)
  • Hernández Colón, Rafael
  • Homar, Lorenzo
  • Huracán (Hurricane)
  • I
  • Iglesias Pantín, Santiago
  • Industrialization
  • Institute of Puerto Rican Culture
  • Insular Cases
  • Inter-American University
  • Internet and Social Media
  • IVU (Impuesto de Ventas y Uso [Sales and Use Tax])/IVA (Impuesto de Valor Agregado [Aggregated Value Tax])
  • J
  • Jíbaro
  • Jones Act
  • Journalism and Printed Press in Puerto Rico
  • L
  • Laguerre, Enrique
  • Lallande, Ann
  • Language
  • Lashings, The (Los Compontes)
  • Law and Politics
  • Lebrón, Lolita
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Transsexual (LGBTT) Movement
  • Literature
  • Lloréns Torres, Luis
  • López Rivera, Oscar
  • M
  • Macheteros, Los
  • Mari Brás, Juan
  • Martin, Ricky
  • Martorell, Antonio
  • Migration
  • Mordaza, La
  • Moreno, Rita
  • Municipios
  • Muñoz Family
  • Museums
  • Music
  • N
  • National Landmarks: El Morro and La Fortaleza
  • Nationalist Party and Nationalist Activism
  • Negrón Muñoz, Mercedes “Clara Lair”
  • Ñeta, Los
  • New Progressive Party
  • O
  • Oller, Francisco
  • P
  • Palés Matos, Luis
  • Partido Acción Cristiana
  • Pasarell, Charles M.
  • Pedreira, Antonio
  • Piñero, Jesús T.
  • Plebiscite
  • Popular Democratic Party
  • Porta Coeli
  • Power y Giralt, Ramón
  • Puerto Rican Independence Party
  • Puntos de Drogas
  • R
  • Radio
  • Ramos Antonini, Ernesto
  • Reggaeton
  • Religion
  • Resident Commissioner and Political Representation
  • Rexach, Sylvia
  • Rincón de Gautier, Felisa
  • Rivera, Danny
  • Rivera, Dhara
  • Rivera, Graciela
  • Rivera, Ismael
  • Rodón, Francisco
  • Rodríguez de Tió, Lola
  • Romero Barceló, Carlos
  • Rosselló González, Pedro
  • S
  • Sánchez, Luis Rafael
  • Sánchez Vilella, Roberto
  • Seditious Conspiracy
  • Silva, Myrta
  • Slavery
  • Soto, Pedro Juan
  • Sotomayor, Sonia
  • T
  • Taínos, Los
  • Tapia y Rivera, Alejandro
  • Television
  • Theater
  • Tourism
  • Transportation: Públicos (Carros)
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Tufiño, Rafael
  • Tugwell, Rexford G.
  • U
  • Union Party (El Partido Unión de Puerto Rico)
  • United Nations
  • United States Citizenship
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • V
  • Vega, Ana Lydia
  • Vieques
  • Appendix 1: Representative Leaders of the First Stage of the Feminist Movement in Puerto Rico
  • Appendix 2: Representative Writers by Generation
  • Selected Bibliography