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Table of Contents of History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of Its People

List of Maps

Weights and Measures

Preface to the English Edition

Preface to the First Spanish Edition

1. The Formation of the Land of Puerto Rico

2. Amerindian Societies

3. Backgrounds of the New Settlers of Puerto Rico

4. The Conquest of Boriquén

5. Agriculture and Cattle Raising in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

6. Puerto Rico in the Struggle for Commercial Hegemony in the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Caribbean

7. Corsairs and Settlers, 1700–1765

8. Political Transformations, 1765–1823

9. Faces New and Old: The Population, 1765–1823

10. The Transition to Monoculture, 1765–1823

11. A Slaveholding Society, 1824–1868

12. The Hour of the Mountains, 1868–1898

13. Puerto Rico Becomes a Vast Sugar Plantation

14. The New Industrial and Urban Order, 1940–1980

15. Changes in Perceptions and Values from the 1960s to 2005

16. Alternations in Power, 1980–2014


Selected Bibliography