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  • Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republicby Melina Pappademos

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    While it was not until 1871 that slavery in Cuba was finally abolished, African-descended people had high hopes for legal, social, and economic advancement as the republican period started. In Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic , Melina Pappademos analyzes the racial politics and culture of black civic and political activists during... more...

  • Diary of a Combatantby Ernesto Che Guevara

    Ocean Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    Che Guevara's original, unpublished diaries from the guerrilla war in Cuba's Sierra Maestra. more...

  • Fidelby Humberto Fontova

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 27.95

    "Cuba?s own Elvis"?that?s what Dan Rather calls him. Funny name for a man who has threatened the United States with nuclear war, who has made common cause with Islamic terrorists against the United States, and whose people risk death to escape him. But there?s a lot that Hollywood liberals and other Fidel Castro admirers would rather you didn?t know... more...

  • On Becoming Cubanby Louis A. Perez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from... more...

  • Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Pastby Julia A. King

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 57.00

    In this innovative work, Julia King moves nimbly among a variety of sources and disciplinary approaches—archaeological, historical, architectural, literary, and art-historical—to show how places take on, convey, and maintain meanings. Focusing on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, King looks at the ways in which various... more...

  • Raúl Castro and Cubaby Hal Klepak

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This book tells the story of the military life of Raúl Castro, an impressive military commander and highly original thinker and the longest-serving minister of defense of any country in recent times. more...

  • Fifty Years of Revolutionby Soraya M. Castro Mariño; Ronald W. Pruessen

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 44.95

    In the years since the Cuban Revolution in 1959, eleven men have served as president of the United States, arguably the most powerful nation on earth. Yet none of them has been able to effect any significant change in the stalemate between the United States and Cuba, its closest neighbor not to share a land border. Fifty Years of Revolution features... more...

  • Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imaginationby Kenneth Routon

    University Press of Florida 2010; US$ 39.95

    Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist-Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution--and the state that followed--conjures up its own magical seductions and fantasies of power. In this fascinating account, Kenneth Routon shows how magic practices and political culture are entangled in Cuba in unusual... more...

  • Chinese Cubansby Kathleen M. Lopez

    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...

  • Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic Worldby Solimar Otero

    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...