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  • Not in My Neighborhoodby Antero Pietila

    Ivan R. Dee 2010; US$ 27.99

    Eugenics, racial thinking, and white supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government's actions toward housing in the 20th century, dooming American cities to ghettoization. The Federal Housing Administration continued discriminatory housing policies even into the 1960s, long after civil rights legislation. This all-American tale is told... more...

  • A Narrative of Events, since the First of August, 1834, by James Williams, an Apprenticed Labourer in Jamaicaby James Williams; Diana Paton; Walter D. Mignolo; Irene Silverblatt; Sonia Saldívar-Hull

    Duke University Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    Scholarly edition of a slave narrative that tells of life as an "apprentice" under the British gradual emancipation plan. more...

  • Noises in the Bloodby Carolyn Cooper

    Duke University Press 1995; US$ 79.95

    The language of Jamaican popular culture—its folklore, idioms, music, poetry, song—even when written is based on a tradition of sound, an orality that has often been denigrated as not worthy of serious study. In Noises in the Blood , Carolyn Cooper critically examines the dismissed discourse of Jamaica’s vibrant popular culture... more...

  • Race in Cubaby Gary Prevost; Esteban Morales Domínguez; August Nimtz

    Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    As a young militant in the 26th of July Movement, Esteban Morales Domínguez participated in the overthrow of the Batista regime and the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. The revolutionaries, he understood, sought to establish a more just and egalitarian society. But Morales Dominguez, an Afro-Cuban, knew that the complicated question of race could... more...

  • No More Free Lunchby Claes Brundenius; Ricardo Torres Pérez

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Cuba in a Global Contextby Catherine Krull

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Cuba in a Global Context examines the unlikely prominence of the island nation's geopolitical role. The contributors to this volume explore the myriad ways in which Cuba has not only maintained but often increased its reach and influence in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. From the beginning, the Castro regime established a foreign policy... more...

  • Castroby Sebastian Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    The story of Fidel Castro has few parallels in contemporary history. None of the important 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 his... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Marylandby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • Exile and Revolutionby Gerald E. Poyo

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    José Dolores Poyo (1836-1911) was an activist, publisher, social critic, fundraiser, and foundational figure in the campaign for Cuban independence from Spain. His leadership and his mantra--"adelante la revolución" (forward the revolution)--mobilized an insurrectionist movement in Key West. His multidimensional grassroots work and his newspaper ... more...

  • Havana Cuba Travel Adventureby Vivien Lougheed

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can... more...