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Glen C. Altschuler, an American Studies professor at Cornell University, reviewed War Against All Puerto Ricans in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The review covers many historical themes: including a revolution integral to Puerto Rican history, but virtually unknown to the American public…the Puerto Rican independence revolt of 1950.
After over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through Puerto Rico: Nationalists were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress the uprising, the U.S. Army deployed thousands of troops, arrested 3,000 Puerto Ricans and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the U.S. bombed its own citizens.
A law was also passed, Public Law 53 (also known as the Gag Law, or “Ley de la Mordaza”)…
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