los bancos sólo : 1839-1903. Born in Rio Cañas in Mayagüez, Hostos received his elementary schooling in San Juan and then went to Spain for both secondary studies and law school. Hostos moved to New York City in 1869 where he became a member of the Cuban Revolutionary Junta. He returned to New York City in 1898 and for the next two years pursued his advocacy of establishing the future status of Puerto Rico through popular vote throughout the island. In 1900 he returned to the Dominican Republic.
Of his fifty books and countless essays, his most important was La Peregrinación de Bayoán, a seminal work promoting Cuban independence.