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- The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 149.95
This ethnography of social life in Kingston, Jamaica, is also a study of the relationship between two major, often conflictive, forces in current cultural experience, community and cosmopolitanism. People from the Caribbean - subject to slavery, the plantation economy, and labor migration - have experienced one of the longest exposures to a global... 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 145.00
This systematic history of Jamaica was written after the abolition of slavery by a man imbued with a sense of 18th-century liberalism. It is based on public records and archives, and a selection of pamphlet literature. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00
This book is the first examination of the Cuban military in the context of Cuba's political and economic challenges in the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR - and therefore of Soviet economic, political and psychological support. It provides important historical and political contexts of the development and engagement of the military. more...
- 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$ 95.00
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 JosÚ MartÝ, 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...