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We, the Puerto Rican People: A Story of Oppression and Resistance
We the Puerto Rican People A Story of Oppression and Resistance Author:Juan Angel Silen The protagonist is the Puerto Rican people: with this book their authentic voice finally begins to be heard. Silen attempts to restore to his people their history, stolen from them along with their land and independence, and to restore also their character, smothered by a fog of false ideology based upon the notion that Puerto Ricans are passive... more » and docile accomplices in their own victimization.
One of the great illusions of recent generations of Puerto Ricans, that of becoming more "yanqui," has turned out to be the cruelest disappointment, and it is to the youngest generation, face to face with the "American dream" in its homeland, that this book is particularly addressed. Thus it is written with simplicity and clarity, in the language of this generation.
The book begins with the land, the people, the early history and revolts, and rapidly sketches the labor and nationalist movements, the economy, education, religion, women, before going on to an account of the current situation and struggles.