This essay on Puerto Rico analyzes the deepening crisis in American capitalism and how it inevitably affects Puerto Rico. Essentially, Lewis asks and seeks to answer three questions: What is the nature of Puerto Rican society after a decade of dramatic and traumatic change? What should be the strategy of freedom? What can be, ought to be, the nature of the new Puerto Rican society, once it is released from American rule?
Analyzes West Indian society in detail from the First World War through the 1960s.
Details the history of modern Puerto Rico, advancing independence and socialism as the answer to the Puerto Rican tragedy.