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- The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 30.00
Focusing on a period of history rocked by four armed movements, Lillian Guerra traces the origins of Cubans' struggles to determine the meaning of their identity and the character of the state, from Cuba's last war of independence in 1895 to the consolidation of U.S. neocolonial hegemony in 1921. Guerra argues that political violence and competing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 90.00
Well known essayist Rafael Rojas presents a collection of his best work, one that focuses on - and offers alternatives to - the central myths that have organized Cuban culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Topics covered include José Martí, Fernando Ortiz, and broader concepts of diaspora and memory in the Cuban literary canon. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 81.00
Jamaica is known widely for its beautiful beaches and the reggae music scene, but there is much more to this Caribbean country. Culture and Customs of Jamaica richly surveys the fuller wealth of the Caribbean nation, focusing on its people, history, religion, education, language, social customs, media and cinema, literature, music, and performing and... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 77.00
Cuba's history is told in eight chronological chapters, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, through its wars for independence and the U.S. occupation in the 20th century, Cuba's various reform movements, Batista, the Cold War, and the so-called Special Period, when Cuba faced the crisis of the downfall of the Soviet Union. Also included are... more...
- Scribner 2011; US$ 18.00
A REMARKABLY GRIPPING ACCOUNT OF AMERICA?S BAY OF PIGS CRISIS, DRAWING ON LONG-HIDDEN CIA DOCUMENTS AND DELIVERING, AS NEVER BEFORE, THE VIVID TRUTH?AND CONSEQUENCES?OF FIVE PIVOTAL DAYS IN APRIL 1961 The U.S.-backed military invasion of Cuba in 1961 remains one of the most ill-fated blunders in American history, with echoes of the event reverberating... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00
Fifty years after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and the establishment of a Marxist-Leninist regime in Cuba, the two fundamental dimensions of this historical phenomenon are the survival of the system created by Fidel Castro and the policy of the United States to terminate it. more...
- World View Forum 2009; US$ 15.95
Featuring an insightful look at lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) life in Cuba, this chronicle illuminates the progress the country has made from centuries of backward attitudes and oppression to the current state of enlightenment. From the mores of the Colonial period to the roles that Hollywood, the CIA, and Wall Street played in depicting... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 46.00
This book traces the earliest forms of representative government which were found in Maryland. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 29.95
Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world and an Atlantic center of shipping, commerce, and shipbuilding. Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 28.00
In this cultural history of Cuba during the United States' brief but influential occupation from 1898 to 1902--a key transitional period following the Spanish-American War--Marial Iglesias Utset sheds light on the complex set of pressures that guided the formation and production of a burgeoning Cuban nationalism. Drawing on archival and published... more...