Liberal Reformist Party (Puerto Rico)

The Liberal Reformist Party (Spanish: Partido Liberal Reformista) was a political party in Puerto Rico founded by Pedro Gerónimo Goyco,[1] Jose Julian Acosta and Roman Baldorioty de Castro in 1870.[2] It was the first political party ever to be established in Puerto Rico.[3]

The party was formed following the Grito de Lares revolt.[4] Unlike the other party at the time, the Liberal Conservative Party, and which advocated assimilation into the political party system of Spain, the Autonomists—as the Liberal Reformist Party was called—advocated decentralization away from Spanish control.[5]

The party was led by Pedro Gerónimo Goyco (president),[6] Jose Julian Acosta, José Celis Aguilera, Román Baldorioty de Castro, Julián Blanco, Nicolás Aguayo and Manuel Corchado Juarbe.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bolivar Pagan. Historia de los Partidos Políticos Puertorriqueños (1898-1956). San Juan, Puerto Rico: Litografía Real Hermanos, Inc. 1959. Tomo I. p. 11.
  2. ^ Puerto Rico: Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World. By José Trías Monge. Page viii.
  3. ^ Puerto Rico: Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World. By José Trías Monge. Page viii.
  4. ^ The Changing of the Guard: Puerto Rico in 1898 By James L. Dietz. Princeton Univ. Press. 1987. ISBN 0-691-02248-8
  5. ^ The Changing of the Guard: Puerto Rico in 1898
  6. ^ Bolivar Pagan. Historia de los Partidos Políticos Puertorriqueños (1898-1956). San Juan, Puerto Rico: Litografía Real Hermanos, Inc. 1959. Tomo I. p. 11.
  • José Manuel García Leduc. Apuntes para una historia breve de Puerto Rico: desde la prehistoria hasta 1898. San Juan, Puerto Rico : Editorial Isla Negra, 2009.