The history of puerto rico from the spanish discovery to the american occupation by r a van middeldyk edited by martin g brumbaugh the expansion of the republic series the history of puerto rico appletons expansion of the republic series each volume 12mo illustrated 125 net postage 12 cents additional. The history of puerto rico from the spanish discovery to the american occupation summary van middledyks work was the first major historical study of puerto rico in english van middledyk advanced puerto rican historiography by building on the works of brau coll y toste and acosta and by consulting early spanish chronicles. From military history of puerto rico the history of puerto rico from the spanish discovery to the american occupation middeldyk ra van identifier etext12272 the history of puerto rico from the spanish discovery to the american occupation archived 2008 01 22 at the wayback machine. The us invaded puerto rico not only because it was a spanish territory but also due to its interests in developing a sugar market there says lillian guerra a history professor at the . The history of puerto rico began with the settlement of the archipelago of puerto rico by the ortoiroid people between 3000 and 2000 bc other tribes such as the saladoid and arawak native puerto ricans populated the island between 430 bc and 1000 ad
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