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  • Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Centuryby Joseph Judson Dimock; Louis A. Perez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 26.99

    Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was pursuing manifest destiny. The war with Mexico had resulted in a vast increase of national territory, and many north Americans wanted Cuba as the next acquisition.... more...

  • Real life in Castro's Cubaby Catherine Moses

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 27.99

    This new book provides a first-hand, grassroots look at life in Cuba, including very vivid descriptions of its people and places. Real Life in Castro's Cuba illuminates the human face of Cuba, which over the years has largely been hidden in the shadow of Fidel Castro. Real Life in Castro's Cuba is written by Catherine Moses, who lived and worked in... more...

  • Colonial Chesapeakeby Debra Meyers; Melanie Perreault

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 37.99

    Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent the multitude of experiences in the region and in doing so captures the essence of race, class, and ethnic and gender diversity that made up... more...

  • Planning the Pastby Anita M. Waters

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 29.99

    Planning the Past studies the way a post-colonial society reconstructs its national history and grapples with its colonial past, specifically in Port Royal, a Jamaican village with a dramatic history of pirates, naval admirals, and earthquakes. The plans for Port Royal's heritage tourism development represent a chronological record of historical revisionism,... more...

  • Sad and Luminous Daysby James G. Blight; Philip Brenner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99

    In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents and interprets a heretofore unavailable (and largely unknown) secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership in 1968. Blight and Brenner shed new light on Cuban-Soviet relations making Sad and Luminous Days essential not only for Cold-War scholars... more...

  • Fidel Castroby Nick Caistor

    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...

  • A Year in Jamaicaby Diana Lewes; Nicholas Noble

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • The WPA Guide to Marylandby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...