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Historia de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto RicoHistoria de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto Rico by Luis M. Soler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This extensive and not easy to read, but well worthwhile history of slavery in Puerto Rico, shows the importance not only of where we have been, but also what tools we have now and how to evaluate them in the light of past and present situations. The author comments that a Cooperative could have saved the small coffee producers of Puerto Rico, though not on whether that would have enabled the liberation of their enslaved workers. Yet this is a step forward in the analysis of both labour relations and the history of People of Color in the Americas.

I now also know that the family of my enslaved 5xGreat Grandfather Miles Manzilla, Sr. could even have originated in Spain itself, potentially. Our shared origins are important to know, both for understanding why enslaved workers would have defended their masters during Indian attacks, and also in deciding how to relate to our history of enslavement today. What feelings remain to be resolved on all sides?

P. 15 del pdf = P. 21 del libro
La Corona y los esclavagistas se creaban liberales y generosos, evidentemente, pero sus

esclavos no compartieron ese sentimiento!
The Crown and owners thought themselves generous, but their slaves disagreed!


P. 25=32: Ya sabîa Bartolomé de Las Casas pero no de Fray Antonio de Montesinos a favor de los

indigenes.
Dominicans vs Franciscans ??

P.33 Las Ordenanzas No Fueron Cumplidas... (The Orders of the King to protect the

Indigenous/Indian/Native Population Not Obeyed...)

but "Como si los indios fuesen africanos!" -Nice, Thanks. Now I know which part of my blood

sits higher...


P.33=P.40: At least he admitted his error before he died; Al menos se admetîa su error antes

de su muerte.

Updates online... (Courtney, Richard H., Ruth A., Michelle, Thomas and Mel will certainly like

this book, and Akshat Liked an early update...)


P.77pdf=P.86 del documento: The author thinks that a Cooperative would have saved small

producers in PR from the falling coffee prices (due to Cuban overproduction)...

P.109pdf=P.119 book: Pardos must be like me: morenos claros ?


P. 111pdf=P.119 book: Alot of English testimony from ship captains: 14 British citizens sold

into slavery by contrabandists, apparently never freed (though 7 were identified!!).


P. 126 So France had a Black Code, too? Of course, where did the southern colonies/states

(USA) get them from...


3 November, 1839: Pope Gregory XVI condemned the Slave Trade? and Baltimore, and Maryland...

In summary, there was not only lots of Mestisage, but a good bit of back-and-forthing of slaves between PR and the English and French-speaking colonies. Thus, entirely possible that Miles Manzilla, Sr's family was of Spanish colony origin.

Read, Write, Run, Teach !

ShiraDest
18 February, 12016 HE




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Arte de Probar. Ironia Logica En La India AntiguaArte de Probar. Ironia Logica En La India Antigua by Juan Arnau Navarro

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book is an important and interesting comparison of Western and Eastern ways of thinking and debating. Drawing on many schools of thought, ancient and modern, this work explores how language forms us, and vice versa.

Este libro es una comparativa importante e interesante de maneras de pensar y debatir, Occidental como Oriental. Usando muchas escuelas de pensamiento, anciano y moderno, esta obra muestra como el idioma nos forma y nosotros al idiola también.

ShiraDest.
17 de septiembre del año 12,015 Era Holocena
Bretagne



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El sepulcro del cuervoEl sepulcro del cuervo by Núria Masot

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


To think, to dare, and to love. Absolutely inspiring. This last book of Masot's quintology is as good as the Very Good first (La Sombra del Templario), nearly as good as the Extremely Good second book (Laberinto: El Laberinto de la Serpiente) of this series. More inter-generational than Harry Potter(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), and using the test of war (though battle scenes are almost never seen) as the coming of age ritual for both young men who come of age in the series, there remains a paradox. The teacher Bernard, who dies in the very start of book 1, remains a constant presence throughout the series. He is the real hero.

ShiraDest
28 August, 12015 HE
Bretagne

Pensar, atreverse y amar. Absolutamente inspirador. Este ultimo libro de la quintologia de Masot està tan buena como el Muy Buen (La Sombra del Templario) primer libro, y casi casi tanto como el Buenisimo segundo (el Laberinto: El Laberinto de la Serpiente) de este serie. Se involucran màs los viejos con los jovenes que en el serie de Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), y se usa la guerra como preuba de maturidad para los dos jovenes hecho hombres en el serie. Pero queda un paradoxo. El maestro Bernard, quien muere al comienzas del libro 1, se queda como una presencia constante en todo los libros. Es el verdadero protagonista.

Shira "Era Holocena/Humana" Destinie
28 Augosto del año 12 015 EH
Britanica




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<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3155616-las-puertas-del-mal" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Las Puertas del Mal" border="0" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1334920827m/3155616.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3155616-las-puertas-del-mal">Las Puertas del Mal</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4479616.N_ria_Masot">Núria Masot</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1358189383">3 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Intelligent (but possibly codependent) women able to face danger, oddly dressed polyglotts who inspire fear but actually protect, PTSD shown, not told, wounded veterans reminding each other who they were and remain over the years, the seeds of hatred and the power of loyalty, even between different communities.  Those are the good things this fourth book offers.  What annoyed me was the move toward semi-mystical solutions, rather than logic, in this book versus the first two books.  Still, excellent inter-generational work that, like <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2.Harry_Potter_and_the_Order_of_the_Phoenix__Harry_Potter___5_" title="Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling">Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix</a>Harry Potter, inspires hope in community.<br><br>17 August, 12015 HE (Holocene Era)<br><br>Mujeres inteligentes (tal vez codependientes) capaces de enfrentar el peligro, políglotas vestidos poco normales quienes inspiran el miedo pero protegan a los demas, Trastorno por estrés postraumático  mostrado, veteranos heridos sosteniendoles tras los tiempos, las semillas del odio y el poder de la lealtad aun tanto entre la gente como entre las comunidades diferentes.  Eso son las cosas buenas que ofrece este libro, cuatro de cinco en el serie,  Lo que me fastidio era el cambio ver el mysticismo, mientras el logico era el base de los primeros dos libros.  Sin embargo, este libro queda exclente como trabajo multi-generacional que, como a Harry Potter, inspira la esperanza en la comunidad.<br><br>17 del agosto, 12 015 EH (Era Holoceno)<br>Shira Destinie
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Simplemente maravilloso, este libro (aparte de que los Cataros no se llamaban eso a si mismos).  Muertes extrañas, deseos de

recuperarse la fe perdida, y una tranquilidad que es "sólo una apariencia de la que no hay que fiarse."   Y mejor, una chica

que sé defenderse.  Màs lento que los primeros dos libros.

3 cosas:
   1. Lo que hace este heroe diferente que los demas,
   2. como gana/pierde, este heroe, la communidad, y
   3. por/para qué el hereo corre los riesgos:

1.  El heroe Guillem no es un genio, tampoco dotado de poderes como Harry Potter, pero tiene un talento creativo y la

capacidad de utilizarlo con calma.  Como a Katnis Everdeen, él ha tenido una persona que lo ha enseñado hacer cosas que los

demas no saben hacer, y la auto-disciplina de pensar al fondo de los problemas.
2.  Familia de adoption, efectivamente.
3.  Guillem, como Harry, trabaja en memoria de su mentor, para honrar sus ideas, a pesar de las dudas.

Y la chica: p. 127: "Debes ser generosa contigo misma, permitir que la duda aflore y que se manifieste, es la única manera de

contemplarla cara a cara y que eso te permita tomar una decisión."
 
Y p. 129: "no confundas su final con toda su existencia."  -Preciosa.



Simply wonderful, this book (aside from the fact that the Cathars did not call themselves Cathars).  Weird deaths, desire to

find lost faith, and a calm which is only surface deep.  And better still, a girl who know how to defend herself.  Slower

than the first two books.

3 things:
  1. what differentiates the hero,
  2. how the hero aqcuires/loses community, and
  3. why the hero risks his/her neck:

1.  The hero Guillem is not a genius, nor gifted with powers like Harry Potter, but he does have creative talent and the

ability to use it under pressure.  Like Katnis Everdeen (Hunger Games), he had an older mentor who taught him skills others

lack, and the self-discipline to think through problems.
2.  Adopted family, effectively.
3.  Both Guillem and Harry work to honor the memory and ideas of their mentors, despite imperfections.

Shira Era Holoceno Destinie
31 Julio de 12015 EH
Bretagne
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Este libro es mejor que Harry Potter! "pero ¿sabemos lo que en realidad buscaba?" -La amistad, lealtad y la magia, sin magia. Vale la pena leerlo.

This book is better than Harry Potter! "but ¿do we know what he was really looking for?" -Friendship, loyalty, and magic without magic. Worth reading.

#Pages4Progress #Libros #librotransformamundo

Shira
11.7.12015 EH/HE

 

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