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- Eland Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78
A Year in Jamaica is a complex memoir telling the story of two simultaneous journeys: Diana Lewes?s 1889 trip from England to visit her family?s sugar plantations in the Caribbean and, more intriguingly, the internal rite of passage of a Victorian girl on her journey to adulthood. For it is in Jamaica that Miss Lewes tries to find a place for herself... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.99
The story of Fidel Castro has few parallels in contemporary history. None of the outstanding Third World leaders of the twentieth-century played such a prominent and restless part on the international stage and none survived as head of state for as long. Over almost 50 years, he was one of the most controversial political figures in the world, and... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 99.00
In September 2010, the Cuban government decided to embark on an economic reform program, unprecedented after the Revolution in 1959. This opened up opportunities for Cuban economists and scholars to participate in the development of the reform program. Thanks to grants from SSRC (Social Sciences Research Council, New York) and the Norwegian Ministry... more...
- Encounter Books 2013; US$ 25.99
Fidel Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six. Alone among world leaders, Castro came to within inches of igniting a global nuclear holocaust. But you would never guess any of that from reading... more...
- Mill City Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Of God and Cuba paints a vivid description of Kathleen Tobins research visits and personal experiences in Cuba during the countrys Special Period. Her interests in the history of religion and politics drew her to the island and she came away with a deeper understanding of Cubas people, culture, and differences with the United States. more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 16.95
Fidel Castro had ruled the island of Cuba for fifty-two years when ill health forced him to step down in 2008. Over the course of that time, he changed Cuba from a republic to a communist state and became one of the most divisive leaders in the second half of the twentieth century. For some, he is a champion of humanitarianism, socialism, and environmentalism.... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.95
In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive, vibrant... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 29.15
"Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World" explores how Yoruba and Afro-Cuban communities moved across the Atlantic between the Americas and Africa in successive waves in the nineteenth century. In Havana, Yoruba slaves from Lagos banded together to buy their freedom and sail home to Nigeria. Once in Lagos, this Cuban repatriate community became... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 137.50
As a border city Baltimore made an ideal arena to push for change during the civil rights movement. It was a city in which all forms of segregation and racism appeared vulnerable to attack by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's methods. If successful in Baltimore, the rest of the nation might follow with progressive and... more...