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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 208.00
In this eye-witness history of Barbados, Ligon gives perhaps the earliest account of attempts at sugar manufacture. His description of a plantation indicates the size and complexity of the estates acquired in Barbados by subtle and greedy' planters, even in the early days of the industry. more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 150.00
Haiti has long played an important role in global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about Haiti often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom as site of the world's only successful slave revolution? A bastion of devilish practices or a devoutly religious island? Does its status as the second... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 22.99
In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aimé Césaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the French Caribbean: the revolution that freed the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1803 and the departmentalization of Martinique and other French... more...
- Sevenseahorse 2013; US$ 7.99
Enter the fascinating world of hundreds of free-flying Caribbean Flamingos, introduced by Sir Richard Branson into a most extraordinary setting, his home island, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands. Determined to reestablish a hardy flamingo presence in the Virgin Islands after man extirpated this native bird as recently as the 1960s, two natural... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Examining the political legacies of the Duvalier period and after, and revisiting the work of the late David Nicholls, Politics and Power in Haiti provides some of the keys to understanding the turbulent world of Haitian politics and the persistent challenges at home and from abroad which have distorted development. more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00
Now available in ePub format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Washington, D.C. will lead you straight to the very best attractions the city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10... more...
- PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99
The life story of Puerto Rican freedom fighter and leader Oscar López Rivera, outlined in this book, is one of courage, valor, and sacrifice. In 1981, Oscar was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other crimes for which he is still imprisoned, making him the longest-held political prisoner in the world. This is the story of his fight for the political... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
For the city?s first two hundred years, the story told at Washington DC?s symbolic center, the National Mall, was about triumphant American leaders. Since 1982, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated, the narrative has shifted to emphasize the memory of American wars. In the last thirty years, five significant war memorials have been built... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 14.95
From wartime England to Nixon?s America and beyond, Cynthia Helms was witness to some of the seminal events of our time?Vietnam, Watergate, and especially the demoralization of the CIA in the 1970s for political purposes. Opening with her feminist ?epiphany? in 1968 (the annus horribilus as she describes it) that led her to end her first marriage of... more...