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- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 45.00
To stroll the streets of Cuba—to hear the rumbling engines of its 1950s automobiles, the jazz, and the rumba—is to travel back in time, to see jaw-dropping natural beauty and the artists, musicians, and folklore of legends. With access few others have had, Cynthia Carris Alonso has spent twenty years capturing Havana?s crumbling, baroque splendor.... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99
Life in a Black Community details and explores the Jim Crow era in Annapolis, Maryland. It recounts the tactics blacks used to gain equal rights, details the methods whites employed to deny or curtail their rights, and explores a range of survival and advancement strategies used by black families. more...
- transcript 2015; US$ 31.48
Erstmalig wird in diesem Buch die mediale Kontroverse um Dancehall-Musik und Homophobie im Jahr 2004 analysiert und in den historischen, politischen und kulturellen Kontext des postkolonialen jamaikanischen Staates eingeordnet. Ein umfangreicher Querschnitt durch die Geschichte der Insel beleuchtet die vielfältigen Widerstandskulturen von den Maroons... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99
Chapter 2: ?Shoot Me in the Heart, the Ortodoxos Need a Martyr? Chapter 4: ?We are Alone With the People? Chapter 6: ?The Miracle of Chibás? Chapter 8: ?I?m Not One of Those Generals Who Dies in Bed? Chapter 10: ?I am Going to Open My Briefcase? more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This volume presents a social history of life in mid-19th-century Cuba as experienced by George Backhouse (and his wife, Grace), who served on the British Havana Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Documented with extracts from the Backhouse's correspondence, diaries and other contemporary papers, Martinez-Fernandez paints a detailed... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Despite the contributions of enslaved African Americans to our country?s economy, culture, and history, records of their existence are all but expunged from plantation sites, which are reluctant to show and interpret the homes and lives of the enslaved. One such site is Mount Clare near Baltimore, Maryland, where Teresa Moyer?s work examines the lives... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
This innovative study of racial upheaval and urban transformation in Baltimore, Maryland investigates the impact of "blockbusting" -- a practice in which real estate agents would sell a house on an all-white block to an African American family with the aim of igniting a panic among the other residents. These homeowners would often sell at a loss to... more...