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  History of Puerto Rico
Mona Island is officially annexed to Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico became the general headquarters of the Inquisition, after Pope Leo X declared the island the first ecclesiastical headquarters in the New World.
The History of Puerto Rico From the Spanish Discovery to the American Occupation
welcome.topuertorico.org /history.shtml   (1677 words)

  Black History in Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neighborhoods in Puerto Rico are often populated by groups of people who become united as they get to know each other, and it is not uncommon to see fls, brown-skinned mestizos, and even Chinese talking together or sharing in neighborhood parties.
Among the towns with the largest fl populations in Puerto Rico, apart from San Juan and Vieques, are Loíza, Canovanas, Carolina, Fajardo, Ponce, and Mayaguez.
To many Puerto Ricans a person is not considered fl because his or her ancestors were fl, as in the mainland United States, but by the color of the skin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_history_in_Puerto_Rico   (1927 words)

 History of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The smallest of the Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico was a major military post during many wars between Spain and other European powers for control of the region during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Puerto Rico would also become the first ecclesiastical headquarters in the New World during the reign of Pope Leo X; it would also be declared the general headquarters of the Inquisition in the New World.
The legislation was a response to a governmental crisis in Puerto Rico in early 1909.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Puerto_Rico   (5124 words)

 Puerto Rico Guide - Culture, History, Travel, and More | puertorico-guide.info
Puerto Rico has a major international airport and many travelers find that the speed and ease of flying into the island is unparalleled.
Puerto Rico offers many different styles of lodging, from elaborate hotels and resorts to humble motels and camp grounds, so that there are quarters to suit everyone.
Puerto Rico offers a wide variety of dining options, including 30 restaurants that have been certified by local authorities as providing an authentic local cultural experience.
puertorico-guide.info   (605 words)

 Brief History of Puerto Rico
During the 16th to the 19th century Puerto Rico was characterized primarily by underpopulation, poverty and neglect by Spain.
While in Haiti in 1789 the slaves comprised 90% of the population and in Jamaica 85%, in Puerto Rico in 1834 the census established that 11% of the population were slaves, 35% were colored freemen and 54% were white.
During this period the Puerto Ricans were in a citizenship limbo as they weren't citizens of Spain and the title "Puerto Rican citizen", although it applied, meant little, as Puerto Rico was not a free country or legally part of another.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/3684/history.html   (1190 words)

One of the main reasons was that the population of African slaves in Puerto Rico was small in numbers-about 1OO-and wasn't considered a threat to the colony.
Puerto Rico was at the mercy of Spain and all its decisions-political and economic-were dictated by the needs and greed of-the Colonizer-a reality that still exists for us in this day and age, except that it's the United States government that pulls the strings in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico became the target of two of the most famous British pirates of the era: Francis Drake and George Clifford, the Count of Cumberland.
www.nyboricua.com /history.htm   (10358 words)

 Puerto Rico -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As part of a Spanish reform movement that extended to Puerto Rico, slavery was abolished in 1873, and the new Spanish republican constitution of 1876 granted Puerto Rican representation in Spain's parliament.
Puerto Rico remained under direct military rule until 1900, when the U.S. Congress passed the Foraker Act, setting up an administration with a U.S. governor, an upper legislative chamber appointed by the U.S. president, and an elected house of delegates; the U.S. Congress was given the right to review all legislation.
Challenges to the tax exemptions supporting Puerto Rico's industries brought cuts in 1993 and finally their abolition in 1996; uncertainty over the effect on the local economy was heightened by the loss of low-wage jobs in apparel manufacture to Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/puertori_history.asp   (1503 words)

 Puerto Rico: history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puerto Rico is the easternmost of the Greater Antilles and because of its strategic location at the entrance of the Caribbean the island bore 400 years of Spanish rule.
Puerto Ricans were made US citizens in 1917, though they were given no participation in the island's government.
Seven Puerto Rican activists, imprisoned for setting off bombs in the US and pardoned by President Clinton, were received as heroes by crowds at San Juan airport on September 12 1999, waving flags and singing nationalist songs.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=125   (1795 words)

 History of Puerto Rico II
Since Puerto Rico was a colony of Spain and could not commerce with any other country, contraband flourished with neighboring Dutch, French and British islands.
Puerto Rico, by royal decree, was granted autonomy on November 28,1897.
Puerto Rico elected delegates to both houses of the Spanish Courts.
www.solboricua.com /history2.htm   (1033 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: The Unfinished History Of Puerto Rico…Solve The Colonial Dilemma To Gain The Puerto Rican Vote   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but do not have a voting representative in Congress and do not vote for president.
Puerto Rico is an Estado Libre Asociado, a territory of the U.S. with very limited self-rule.
The sad joke among Puerto Ricans is that the designation is a grave misnomer: Puerto Rico is not a state and it`s not free.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2004/vol8n18/UnfinishedHistory.shtml   (681 words)

 Puerto Rico Information - History and Vital Statistics
Puerto Rico is crossed by mountain ranges, notably the Cordillera Central, which rises to 4,389 ft (1,388 m).
The Puerto Ricans are descended from Spanish colonists, with admixed aboriginal native and African strains.
In 1952 the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was proclaimed.
prwest.com /puertorico.html   (616 words)

 Business America: Puerto Rico's economy: history and prospects
Even though Puerto Rico had been under U.S. control for more than half a century and various economic and social assistance programs had been tried, the living circumstances of the great majority of the population could only be described as qualified.
Puerto Rico, an island only 100 miles long and 35 miles wide, is one of the most densely populated places on earth.
For Puerto Rico to have an agriculture-based economy and at the same time provide a standard of living anywhere near to that enjoyed by the residents of the U.S. mainland would require a level of output per acre far beyond the realm of possibility.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1052/is_v8/ai_4031989   (1317 words)

 Music of Puerto Rico - History - to 1600   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Very little is known about the music of the indigenous people of Puerto Rico outside of a very few first hand and some hearsay accounts from the Spaniards who came in conquest during the early years of the 16th century.
The people that populated Puerto Rico through this period were the Taíno indians that migrated to the island from northern coast of South America and settled in Puerto Rico around 900 AD.
Although Colombus landed on Puerto Rico during his second voyage to the western hemisphere, it was not until 1508 and the arrival of Juan Ponce de León that the Spaniards began colonizing the island.
www.musicofpuertorico.com /en/history_to1600.html   (690 words)

 Puerto Rico History
Puerto Rico was offered independence but felt it could not handle it well and chose to remain a commonwealth.
Puerto Rico has a terrific potential as an Eco-tourist destination but it remains to be seen if this valuable resource will be recognized in time to protect it.
Puerto Rico is only 100 miles long by 35 miles wide but is so rich in diverse terrain that it would require a few weeks of exploration to really begin to enjoy it all.
www.rainforestsafari.com /history.html   (1274 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Puerto Rico
When Puerto Rico was ceded by Spain to the United States at the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, there were no Jews living on the island.
The first Jewish immigrants to Puerto Rico came in the 1930's and were refugees from Nazi occupied Europe.
Cecil Snyder was chief justice of the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, Max Goldman served as director of the Board of Tax Exemptions, and David Helfeld was dean of the University of Puerto Rico law school.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Puerto_Rico.html   (256 words)

 Puerto Rico en breve: historia, cultura y genealogía. History, Culture and Genealogy of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico en breve: historia, cultura y genealogía.
Los hijos de Quisqueya venían a la ermita “por el camino de Puerto Rico”, saliendo del viejo Higüey a celebrar las romerías y novena a la Inmaculada Concepción.
Y los puertorriqueños cruzaban el Paso de la Mona hasta el Higüey a participar de los actos religiosos en honor a Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia.
www.preb.com   (193 words)

 Puerto Rican Culture and History
Puerto Rico today is caught between two diverse cultures and is constantly under scrutiny and judgement of visitors with only a scant understanding of the island and its people.
The Taíno culture was the first infuence in Puerto Rican culture but it was Spanish culture which most greatly infuenced the island's history until the beggining of this century.
Puerto Rico also has a rich African culture dating from the importation of Africans as slaves by the Spaniards in past centuries.
prboriken.com /culture.htm   (457 words)

 Puerto Rico Facts
Puerto Rico came under United States sovereignty by thr Treaty of Paris signed on December 10, 1898, terminating the Spanish-American War.
Puerto Rico measaures 100 miles by 35 miles with an area of 3,464 square miles.
Value-added in Puerto Rico's factories amounts to $10.02 for every dollar of production worker wages, which is double the mainland US average for manufacturing of $4.64, according to the US Census of Business.
www.boricua.com /facts.htm   (853 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A referendum on Puerto Rico’s future status was held in 1991, but voters rejected the PDP administration’s proposals to guarantee that they remain citizens of the USA regardless of any change in Puerto Rico’s political status.
In September 1999, 11 Puerto Ricans jailed for participation in Fuerzas Armadas de la Liberación Nacional (FALN) activities in 1974-83, were released early on the authority of President Clinton, on condition that they not take part in any armed operations nor associate with ex-prisoners.
Local people on Vieques and Puerto Rico protested and called for an end to the use of live ammunition and the return of military occupied land to the people of Vieques.
www.prmag.com /history.htm   (1019 words)

 Puerto Rico Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Puerto Rico is where four centuries of Spanish Caribbean culture comes face to face with the American convenience store.
Travellers who venture into the island's mountainous interior or explore its undeveloped coasts come across stately hill towns where the locals in the plaza seem to have been feeding the same pigeons for decades, and reefs where divers can see 30 species of fish in as many seconds.
In the 1950s, more than one million Puerto Ricans relocated to the boroughs of New York to take advantage of an economic boom in the USA.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/caribbean/puerto-rico   (220 words)

 History of Puerto Rico I
Born in the northern coastal town of Aguadilla in April of 1855, José de Diego studied in Spain, Puerto Rico and Cuba and completed a Doctorate in Law.
After Puerto Rico’s sovereignty was given to the USA, José De Diego became a member of the House of Delegates and later a member of the House of Representatives, also he presided both legislative bodies.
To avoid that enemies take the island of Puerto Rico and use it as a base from which to attack the treasure fleets, Spain authorized the fortification of San Juan.
www.solboricua.com /history.htm   (878 words)

 Doña Loida Figueroa, History of Puerto Rico Tainos de Boriken
When the decree arrived, on Rodrigo de Bastidas was Bishop, and he held a ceremony in the city of Puerto Rico (San Juan) where according to his report, sixty natives, old and young heard the reading of the royal decree.
It might also have been true that the colonists who held natives under the encomienda exaggerated the dissapearance of the native element to force the limitless introduction of Negro slaves, which were not subject to the ordinances or scruples that impeded the exploitation of native labourers.
To sum up, as far as the physical absence of natives in Puerto Rico is concerned, the term to be used is absorption, not extermination.
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 Chronology--Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Julio J. Henna and Robert H. Todd, prominent leaders of the Puerto Rican section of the Cuban Revolutionary Party, began to correspond with United States President McKinley and Senate in hopes that they would consider including Puerto Rico in whatever intervention was planned for Cuba.
Henry H. Whitney of the Fourth Artillery was sent to Puerto Rico on a reconnaisance mission, sponsored by the Army's Bureau of Military Intelligence.
U.S. and Spanish Commissions met in San Juan, Puerto Rico to discuss the details of the withdrawal of Spanish troops and the cession of the island to the United States.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898/chronpr.html   (2461 words)

 history puerto rico - The puerto rico Spot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The puerto rico Spot is always looking to add new links on our feature subject history puerto rico, so if you know of any great history puerto rico sites, please submit them to our site.
A Brief History Of The Island Of Puerto Rico...
The History of Puerto Rico was a series of articles that originally appeared...
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 Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican extremists dramatized their desire for independence with an attempt to assassinate President Truman on Nov. 1, 1950, and on March 1, 1954, they wounded five congressmen in an attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Puerto Rico, University of - Puerto Rico, University of, main campus at Río Piedras, near San Juan; land-grant and...
Puerto Rico: Bibliography - Bibliography See F. Cordasco and E. Bucchioni, comp., The Puerto Rican Experience (1973); L. Housing Units in the United States, Regions, and States, and for Puerto Rico, 2000 - Area Total Percent vacant Occupied Percent owner- occuppied United States 115,904,641 9.0%...
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 Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake History of Puerto Rico
Four strong earthquakes have affected Puerto Rico since the beginning of its colonization.
Possibly the strongest earthquake that has affected Puerto Rico since the beginning of colonization occurred on May 2, 1787.
Its epicenter was possibly to the north, in the Puerto Rico Trench.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/states/puerto_rico/puerto_rico_history.html   (397 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Puerto Rico: A Political and Cultural History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The author does not discuss in much detail the military operations in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War, yet he does a much better job covering the territorial period; with some justification, his profiles of the island's American-born governors are not too flattering.
Towards the end of World War II, the stage is being set for the establishment of self-government for Puerto Rico under the Commonwealth, of which Dr. Morales was a founder and lifelong supporter.
This book reflects the interpretation of Puerto Rican history that made sense to the statesman and strategists that created what is called today the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393301931?v=glance   (1186 words)

 The Historian: Puerto Rico Women's History: New Perspectives.(... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The problem of regulating women workers also concerned the U.S. colonial state and the Puerto Rican government, as Jose Flores Ramos and Felix Muniz-Mas show in their studies of efforts to regulate prostitution in the 1910s and home needlework in the 1940s.
This bold remapping of labor history's terrain is a major contribution, not only to Puerto Rican women's history, but to women's and labor history more broadly.
More importantly, the essays they select suggest new directions for those interested in the histories of Puerto Rico and the United States and show how women and gendered discourses have forged the powerful bonds between them.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:77557552&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (610 words)

 Boricua - "Como El Coquí"
The history of the Caribbean's indigenous peoples is often told from the European perspective, rather than the indigenous peoples themselves.
The majority of the written records pertaining to their culture and history consist of diaries and the reports of European explorers, conquerors and their descendants who have a long history of misinterpreting the native-american cultures.
Another flaw in the history of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean is that they are frequently lumped together as one singular group.
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