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Marcus

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Puerto Rican History
« on: August 23, 2010, 09:16:20 AM »
Does anyone have any recommendations on books or literature related to the history of Puerto Rico? I'm really looking for in depth history of Ponce if possible.
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Re: Puerto Rican History
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 06:01:53 PM »
I recommend going to Amazon.com and just searching Puerto Rico -- all books of interests -- make a wish list to keep track of them -- That's what I've done. Currently I'm in China so I must wait until I return to America to make my purchases. Good Luck!
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Re: Puerto Rican History
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 09:29:15 PM »
Thank you for the advice ... my search continues.
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Re: Puerto Rican History
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 10:25:05 PM »
So I searched Amazon and found a book titled simply "The history of Puerto Rico" by R.A. Van Middeldyk
The truth is the book is not easy to follow and I wish I would have searched around a little more. The book does give some detail, much more detail than I had ever known about Puerto Rico before so I guess its a step in the right direction.

I find it hard too understand how another culture can simply stand at the end of a boat raise their staff and claim a people, a land and everything in for another culture. From that they raped, stole and made slaves and servants of all on the island. And here is the kicker my DNA traces back to Spain following my fathers markers. So I am also of the people that did the most harm to the tiny island I've grown so fond of. I guess this is the case for many of us.

There is one thing that's clear for me as I walk the streets of Puerto Rico either in San Juan or in Ponce I feel connected to my forefathers. Walking the same cobble stone, dirt streets and walk ways as they did. I tear up as I see older people dancing to Salsa and think back to my family that some many have already pCensoreded  and remember just how much I miss them. I will always be in my heart of Puerto Rico until the day I die.
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