ERIC Number: ED088975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Puerto Ricans: An Annotated Bibliography.
Vivo, Paquita, Ed.
The initial selection of titles for this bibliography was based on a survey of library catalogs as well as numerous existing lists and partial bibliographies on Puerto Rico. Careful search led to a bibliography that, although selected, is also retrospective, broad, and balanced. It is retrospective in the sense that the first known published works about Puerto Rico or by Puerto Rican authors were surveyed and included. It is also a broad bibliography, for it includes a diversity of aspects--history, culture, education, music, science, social conditions, and many others. In terms of time, it covers from the pre-Columbian era to contemporary political thought and economic development. It includes, too, the entire spectrum of thinking on Puerto Rican affairs, especially in the political field. Even works with a visible bias are included, for they help the reader to understand the various ideologies at work in the island. The decision regarding inclusion in the bibliography, then was chiefly governed by one condition: whether the work adds to the knowledge of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Ricans. Besides the Library of Congress catalog, the Puerto Rican Collection at the University of Puerto Rico library--which is undoubtedly the most complete collection on the subject of the bibliography--and the collections of the Ateneo Puertorriqueno, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, the Centro de Investigaciones Historicas of the University of Puerto Rico, and the New York Public Library also were consulted. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: American History, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Problems, Films, Government Publications, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Political Issues, Politics, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Social Problems
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico