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Puerto Rico in American History

Series: From Many Cultures, One History

By Richard Worth

Puerto Rico had been under Spanish control for hundreds of years before the Spanish-American War brought it into the control of the United States. The island transformed from an agricultural colony to a densely populated American commonwealth. In PUERTO RICO IN AMERICAN HISTORY, Richard Worth examines the island’s history, from the early clash between Spanish colonists and the Taino people to the uncertain future of this growing nation, with some residents who want to remain an American commonwealth, those who want statehood, and those who want independence.

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". . . Worth's overview will help to acclimate readers new to the island's history . . . The book's clean design is inviting . . ."

Booklist, April 1, 2008

"They are all well written and detailed . . . They would work well for reports and for background information on some lesser-known parts of American history."

Catholic Library World, September 2008

"The text is broad but accessible . . . useful information . . ."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2008

"The series will provide clear, easy-to-understand facts with critical analysis and will be useful for reports. These books will be a welcome addition to school and public libraries."

Library Media Connection, April/May 2008

". . . takes the reader through a historical timeline of very important events."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2008

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