The Man who Stole Puerto Rico

  Charles Herbert Allen was the first U.S. civilian governor of Puerto Rico (1900-1901). He was also the greatest robber baron to ever hit the island. In only 17 months as governor, he wired the entire economy and built… Read More

The Man who Turned Puerto Rico into a Sugar Cane Empire

Charles Herbert Allen was a minor Massachusetts politician. He served two terms in the US Congress. Though he’d never served in the military, he loved to dress up as an 18th century Army officer and have people call… Read More