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The Literature in English

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  • 1644 Damian Lopez de Haro: earliest history of Puerto Rica (16)
  • 1500-1800 "passive formation and accumulation" (19)
  • 1806 First printing press in Puerto Rico (24); government owned (28)
  • 1800-1898 "awakening and initiation" (19)
  • 1880 Jose Marti
  • 1898 Spanish-American War; Puerto Rico annexed by US;
  • 1900 Ariel by Jose Enrique Roda; explores the Ariel-Caliban delema. These characters comes from Shakespeare's The Tempest and represent the spirt(Areal) and savage(Caliban) nature of the people of the Americas (39)
  • 1910-1925 Political exile literature
  • 1917 Jones Act degreed that Puetro Rican are US citizens
  • 1920 Arrival of musicians from Puetro Rico
  • 1925 Jose Vasconcales' La Raza Cosmica
  • 1936 Spanish Civil War
  • 1945 Frst major migration; "Operation Bootstrap"; immigrant literature
    • autobiography
    • journalistic
  • 1952 Assassination attempt on President Truman by Puetro Ricans
  • 1960 Beginnings of Nuyorican Literature
  • 1973 Second wave of Nuyorican writers
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