In 1950, after decades of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill the president, gunfights roared in towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. To suppress the uprising, the U.S. Army deployed troops and—for the first time in history— bombarded its own citizens. Through interviews, eyewitness accounts and congressional testimony, War Against All Puerto Ricans tells the story of a forgotten revolution.
The group will meet Wednesday, September 14, 7-8:00 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library. Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Nelson A. Denis’ War Against All Puerto Ricans (Spanish: Guerra contra todos los puertorriqueños) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk two months before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!
Note: There will be no meeting in August! Enjoy your summer and see you in September!