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War Against All Puerto Ricans 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.


10 thoughts on “War Against All Puerto Ricans

  1. says:

    First off, Puerto Ricans are Americans I just want to establish that right away because I m always surprised by the number of Americans that don t know that Also, knowing that, it makes the US policy towards Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans evendepressing What Denis does here is present a compelling if admittedly one sided history of the island and how that history manifested in an ultimately failed attempt at independence in the 1950 s Along the way he highlights many of the atrocities First off, Puerto Ricans are Americans I just want to establish that right away because I m always surprised by the number of Americans that don t know that Also, knowing that, it makes the US policy towards Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans evendepressing What Denis does here is present a compelling if admittedly one sided history of the island and how that history manifested in an ultimately failed attempt at independence in the 1950 s Along the way he highlights many of the atrocities the people of Puerto Rico and their leaders have both suffered and made possible Reading these ...


  2. says:

    I could not put this book down If you have any interest in the history of Puerto Rico and its relationship to the U.S., you must read this book I was aware of many of the events that took place, however not much of the details And let me tell you the devil is in the details The author has meticulously researched his topic going through FBI files and such As a person of Puerto Rican heritage I was offended and as a U.S citizen, I was embarrassed The author s w...


  3. says:

    I ve been trying to readnon fiction in recent years, but I m highly selective on what I pick up War Against All Puerto Ricans is my most recent selection Having married into a Puerto Rican family, I thought knowing a littleabout Puerto Rican history could be beneficial especially if that history is completely unknown and counter to my in laws patriotic American fervor wink, wink I learned quite a bit War Against All Puerto Ricans certainly gives us an image of America s territ I ve been trying to readnon fiction in recent years, but I m highly selective on what I pick up War Against All Puerto Ricans is my most recent selection Having married into a Puerto ...


  4. says:

    A must read for any American A thoroughly engaging, eminently readable, well researched account of the life of Albizu Campos and the Puerto Rican Nationalist party he helped lead I m ashamed to say I didn t know most of the history presented here The actions of the U.S Government on the island of Puerto Rico on behalf of U.S capitalist interests werethan shameful they were downright criminal Besides being a necessary recounting of the island s story, this exceptional history is anothe A must read for any American A thoroughly engaging, eminently readable, well researched account of the life of Albizu Campos and the Puerto Rican Nationalist party he...


  5. says:

    Este definitivamente que es un libro un tanto perturbador de leer Me enojaba y me irritaba, pero, quer a seguir leyendo Reconozco el esfuerzo de Nelson Denis de traer al mainstream de nuevo mucha de las cosas que algunos puertorrique os ya sab amos y que todos deber an saber He visto que el libro es tanto controversial en la isla por su poca objetividad y por utilizar la historia oral o el cuento de barrio como total verdad Quiz sea cierto que evidentemente Denis est ...


  6. says:

    Required reading for all However its incomplete I learned so much about the other people involved in the revolution but I was surprised that it ended the story in 1965 The struggle continues, and I also would have likedon the Spanish occupation history as well, who I really don t care that they were there for 400 years, they too invaded and occupied But oh so necessary for everyone to finally get a picture of the colony s status today I didn t know that the only time that the US bombe Required reading for all However its incomplete I learned so much about the other people involved in the revolution but I was surprised that it ended the story in 1965 The struggle continues, and I also would have likedon the Spanish occupation history as well, who I really don t care that ...


  7. says:

    Boricua, despierta I loved the book Denis showed careful detail, and researched the truth and exposed it Bravo I have learned so much by reading his book This new learning, is helping me understand the current crisis.This book is a MUST read for all Puerto Ricans


  8. says:

    Lifechanging LIFECHANGING.


  9. says:

    This is a book that I had been hesitant to read for months, but ultimately came around to reading and could not put it down.Nelson Denis documents the early decades of the American occupation of Puerto Rico, and how the local population was tamed into submission by the military industrial complex, particularly under anti Communist paranoia which was at its height just as nationalists were most indignant and most prepared for a revolution against the greatest empire on Earth.The author is a brill This is a book that I had been hesitant to read for months, but ultimately came around to reading and could not put it down.Nelson Denis documents the early decades of the American occupation of Puerto Rico, and how the local population was tamed into submission by the mil...


  10. says:

    This book certainly has a lot of historical tales that are not mainstream in Puerto Rican education Reading some of the accounts for the first time sent some chills down my spine It kind of brings into perspective the roots of many of the social issues that affli...