War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony

In 1950, after over fifty years of army profession and colonial rule, the Nationalist celebration of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed riot opposed to the USA. Violence swept during the island: assassins have been despatched to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in 8 cities, police stations and put up workplaces have been burned down. to be able to suppress this rebellion, the united states military deployed hundreds of thousands of troops and bombarded cities, marking the 1st time in historical past that the U.S. govt bombed its personal citizens.

Nelson A. Denis tells this strong tale during the arguable lifetime of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served because the president of the Nationalist celebration. A legal professional, chemical engineer, and the 1st Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard legislation institution, Albizu Campos was once imprisoned for twenty-five years and died below mysterious situations. through tracing his existence and dying, Denis exhibits how the adventure of Albizu Campos is a part of a bigger tale of Puerto Rico and US colonialism.

Through oral histories, own interviews, eyewitness debts, congressional testimony, and lately declassified FBI records, War opposed to All Puerto Ricans tells the tale of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico’s heritage, from the USA invasion in 1898 to the modern day fight for self-determination. Denis presents an unflinching account of the gunfights, felony riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert job, and mass hysteria that followed this tumultuous interval in Puerto Rican history.

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