ISLAND IN THE CROSSROADS: The History of Puerto Rico by M. M. Brau

ISLAND IN THE CROSSROADS: The History of Puerto Rico

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A brief survey of Puerto Rican history from Ponce de Leon's first colony to Commonwealth status by a professor at Howard who is the granddaughter of the island's foremost historian and author of the complementary The Quiet Rebels in the same series. Focused on heroes and highlights (some of which were disheartening lows), this offers a glimpse of economic and ideological currents if not a complete understanding. It is also imbued with an amiable patriotism, and with pride in the accomplishments of the people, that should inspire youngsters of Puerto Rican origin. Altogether a responsible introduction, better for history than Bowen or the other books on the island generally.

Pub Date: Dec. 6th, 1968
Publisher: Doubleday