What's so great about Puerto Rico? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do on the Island of Enchantment! We'll explore Puerto Rico's charming cities, iconic landmarks, colorful coral reefs, and fascinating history. The Puerto Rico by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick territory facts such as the motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Puerto Rico.
Hilda Lloréns’s Imaging The Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race and Gender during the American Century, is a ground-breaking study of images—photographs, postcards, paintings, posters, and films—about Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans made by American and Puerto Rican image-makers between 1890 and 1990.
Author: Andrés Torres
Publisher: Temple University Press
Release Date: 1998
Little attention has been paid to the Latino movements of the 1960s and 1970s in the literature of social movements. This volume is the first significant look at the organizations that emerged in the late 1960s to promote Puerto Rican independence and the radical transformation of U.S. society. The Puerto Rican movement was a response to U.S. colonialism on the island and to the poverty and discrimination faced by most Puerto Ricans on the mainland. This anthology looks at the organizations that emerged to combat these two problems in such places as Boston, Chicago, Hartford, New York, and Philadelphia. Almost all the contributors worked with the organizations they describe. Interviews with such key figures as Elizam Escobar, Piri Thomas, and Luis Fuentes, as well as accounts by people active in the gay/lesbian, African American, and white Left movements, create a vivid picture of why and how people became radicalized and how their ideals intersected with their group's own dynamics.
"Explores how local political elites have shaped Puerto Rican identity during almost a century of US involvement. Traces Island's political trajectory in its relations with US (pt. 1), and reproduces verbatim interviews with selected political leaders toidentify elements that contribute to Puerto Ricans' sense of nationhood (pt. 2). Concludes that, despite pervasiveness of US cultural norms and the pressure to assimilate, Puerto Rican identity remains resilient to this day (pt. 3)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Author: Thomas Arkham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Abraham Rodriquez speaks for many Puerto Ricans when he writes, "Of course I'm Puerto Rican. I am also American. I'm both." Puerto Rican Americans have created a rich culture that spans two places and two identities. Many travel back and forth between the island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. Discover what it means to be a Puerto Rican American. Learn more about the history, art, and culture of Puerto Rico. Read the stories of important Puerto Rican Americans who have made the United States stronger.
Based on a true story of one mans journey living over 14 years in Puerto Rico. Details his life, his loves, his struggles with the Puerto Rican government, and the Puerto Rican police, as the society of the island falls into an abyss. He copes with living in an island that is called in the Caribbean, the ''island of enchantment'', but in the end, becomes the ''island of sudden fear'', as his love for the island, and its people turns into his lost dream.
From its tranquil beaches to metropolitan San Juan's lively waterfront strip, this guide to Puerto Rico points the way to the island's best treasures: flavorful fusions of ethnic cuisines, nightclubs featuring salsa dancing and Cuban jazz, park reserves teeming with wildlife, and colorful souvenirs from unique plazas and shops.
Available for the first time in English, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra's magisterial history of the foods and eating habits of Puerto Rico unfolds into an examination of Puerto Rican society from the Spanish conquest to the present. Each chapter is centered on an iconic Puerto Rican foodstuff, from rice and cornmeal to beans, roots, herbs, fish, and meat. Ortiz shows how their production and consumption connects with race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and cultural appropriation in Puerto Rico. Using a multidisciplinary approach and a sweeping array of sources, Ortiz asks whether Puerto Ricans really still are what they ate. Whether judging by a host of social and economic factors--or by the foods once eaten that have now disappeared--Ortiz concludes that the nature of daily life in Puerto Rico has experienced a sea change.
Author: Elizabeth M. Aranda
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2007
Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico is about Puerto Ricans' struggles of incorporation into U.S. society, and the conditions under which members of the Puerto Rican middle-class move back and forth between the mainland and island. The book illustrates how structures of inequalities based on race, class, and gender affect Puerto Ricans' subjective assessments of incorporation. Issues regarding the racialization of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. reveal that in spite of structural incorporation, Puerto Ricans do not feel like they fully belong in mainland society. These experiences carry implications for future migration and settlement decisions.
To find the real Puerto Rico [ the one that shopping malls and condos have yet to reach [ head for the towns and villages of the Cordillera Central, or Central Mountains. Bisected by the Ruta Panoramica (Scenic Route), the mountains provide a relaxing getaway with an atmosphere so unlike the coast that it feels like an entirely different island. The Ruta Panormica is a driving adventure covering more than a hundred miles of countryside, including coffee plantations, old jbaro country and four forests: Carite, Toro Negro, Guilarte and Maricao. Along the route are valleys, canyons, wide-open terraces and views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Visitors who don't have time to do the whole Ruta Panormica might consider a driving tour starting out from San Juan to the San Cristobal canyon in Aibonito, returning via Barranquitas [ easily doable in a day if you start out early. Or take a few days to enjoy secluded swimming holes, hiking trails, cloud forest and the hospitality of the mountain locals. This guide tells you everything about the region: where to stay & eat, what to see & do, how to get around, the history & culture, the fiestas & the cuisine. Filled with maps & photos.