Sunday, August 16, 2015

Puerto Rico: A Study in Democratic Development

Hansen, Millard W., Henry Wells, Puerto Rico: A Study in Democratic Development, Philadelphia: The American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1953.


Development Through Democracy, by Luis Muñoz Marín.
Puerto Rico and American Policy Toward Dependent Areas, by Rupert Emerson.
From Colony to Commonwealth, by Antonio Fernós-Isern.
Congressional Conservatism and the Commonwealth Relationship, by Pedro Muñoz Amato.
The Commonwealth Constitution, by Victor Gutiérrez Franqui & Henry Wells.
The World Significance of the New Constitution, by Carl J. Friedrich.

Transforming the Economy, by Harvey S. Perloff.
Puerto Rican Lessons in Economic Development, by J.K. Galbraith & Carolyn Shaw Solo.
Industrial Development in Puerto Rico, by Teodoro Moscoso.
The Role of Planning in Puerto Rico, by Rafael Picó.
The Puerto Rican Economy Linked with the Mainland, by Walton Hamilton.
Labor’s Role in Industrialization, by Simon Rottenberg.
Financial Institutions in Puerto Rican Development, by Beardsley Ruml.

Culture Patterns of Puerto Rico, by Julian H. Steward.
The Transformation of the Spanish Heritage, by Francisco Ayala.
Training and Research in Puerto Rico, by Millard Hansen.

Puerto Rico: A Crowded Island, by Kingsley Davis.
Social Structure as Affecting Fertility in Puerto Rico, by Arnold S. Feldman & Paul K. Hatt.
Migration and Puerto Rico’s Population Problem, by Clarence Senior.
The Prospects of Birth Control in Puerto Rico, by J. Mayone Stycos & Reuben Hill.

What Next for Puerto Rico?, by R.G. Tugwell.


Book Department…

The European Possessions in the Caribbean Area; A Compilation of Facts Concerning Their Population, Physical Geography, Resources, Industries, Trade, Government, and Strategic Importance

Platt, Raye R., John K. Wright, John C. Weaver, & Johnson E. Fairchild, The European Possessions in the Caribbean Area; A Compilation of Facts Concerning Their Population, Physical Geography, Resources, Industries, Trade, Government, and Strategic Importance, New York: American Geographical Society, 1941.[fragile]

Available online.

Excerpt from the Preface:
Before the German successes of last spring and summer the American public was little concerned with the island and mainland possessions of Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands in the Caribbean area. Since then countless newspaper and magazine articles have stressed the vital importance of these territories in relation to the security of the Americas: their strategic positions commanding the eastern approaches to the Panama Canal; their potentialities as naval and air bases or as centers of fifth column activities; their present economic plight; their possible fate in the event of an Axis victory.

The Aymara Indians of the Lake Titicaca Plateau, Bolivia

La Barre, Weston, The Aymara Indians of the Lake Titicaca Plateau, Bolivia, Issue 68 of Memoirs, American Anthropological Association, 1948.

Reviewed in Boletín Bibliográfico de Antropología Americana (1937-1948) © 1948.

Raoul Weston La Barre (13 December 1911–March 1996) was an American anthropologist, best known for his work in ethnobotany, particularly with regard to Native-American religion, and for his application of psychiatric and psychoanalytic theories to ethnography.
He published The Aymara Indians of the Lake Titicaca Plateau and They Shall Take up Serpents: Psychology of the Southern Snake-handling Cult, which are regarded as landmark studies of indigenous peoples in the Amazon and the extremist culture of Christian fundamentalism lurking in the urban and rural landscapes of contemporary America.

Informaciones Geográficas del Perú Colonial

Macera Dall'Orso, Pablo, & Felipe Márquez Abanto, Informaciones geográficas del Perú colonial, Lima: Librería e Imprenta Gil S.A., 1965.

Pablo Macera Dall'Orso (Huacho, 1929 - ) es un reconocido historiador peruano. Fue presidente del Patronato Nacional de Arqueología y catedrático en la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Fue congresista de la República.

From Denmark to the Virgin Islands

Knud-Hansen, Knud, From Denmark to the Virgin Islands, United States: Dorrance & Co., 1947.

An Obstetrician, Surgeon and General Practitioner, Dr. Knud Knud-Hansen was born in Denmark. He received his early education in Copenhagen and upon completion he entered the University to pursue a medical career. Dr. Hansen in his autobiography, From Denmark to the Virgin Islands, Describes these years as "long years of happy misery". To support himself through medical school he taught Zoology in a Miss West's Higher Girls School and doubled as a news critic for a newspaper syndicate.

The University in the Caribbean in the late 20th Century, 1980-1999

Williams, Eric Eustace, The University in the Caribbean in the late 20th Century, 1980-1999, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I. : PNM Pub. Co. 197?. [pamphlet with numerous ink scribblings]

Printed with the kind permission of David and Charles, Newton Abbott, Devon, England, publishers of a forthcoming symposium on “The Role of the University in the late Twentieth Century.” The symposium to be published in 1974 is organized by the University of Liverpool which requested Dr. Eric Williams to write the section on the Caribbean.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Crónicas de la Conquista de México

Yáñez, Agustín, Crónicas de la conquista de México, México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma, 1950. (estado frágil)

Extractos disponibles en Google.
La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ofrece el segundo volumen de la Biblioteca del Estudiante Universitario. De acuerdo con el programa adoptado para la creación y desarrollo de esta serie editorial, el presente tomo reúne algunas crónicas de la Conquista de México, dispuestos de modo que integran un relato congruo y sucesivo, desde la expedición de Juan de Grijalva hasta la reconquista y destrucción de Tenochtitlán. Tres de las crónicas se publican íntegramente y son casi desconocidas: el Itinerario de Grijalva, la Relación de Andrés de Tapia y la Crónica de Chac-Xulub-Chen