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  • Why the Cocks Fightby Michele Wucker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the two countries... more...

  • Puerto Ricans in the Empireby Teresita A. Levy

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    A major contribution to the debate over U.S. colonialism, Puerto Ricans in the Empire shows how Puerto Ricans won inclusion in the empire, in terms that were defined not only by the colonial power, but also by the colonized. Focusing on the tobacco growing industry, Teresita Levy reveals how farmers became an effective political force in the empire,... more...

  • The History of Mary Princeby Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Prince — a slave in the British colonies — vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her eventual escape in 1828 in England. more...

  • The Modern Caribbeanby Franklin W. Knight; Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This collection of thirteen original essays by experts in the field of Caribbean studies clarifies the diverse elements that have shaped the modern Caribbean. Through an interdisciplinary examination of the complexities of race, politics, language, and environment that mark the region, the authors offer readers a thorough understanding of the Caribbean's... more...

  • Liberty, Fraternity, Exileby Matthew J. Smith

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    In this moving microhistory of nineteenth-century Haiti and Jamaica, Matthew J. Smith details the intimate connections that illuminate the conjoined histories of both places after slavery. The frequent movement of people between Haiti and Jamaica in the decades following emancipation in the British Caribbean brought the countries into closer contact... more...

  • Marc-Antoine Caillot and the Company of the Indies in Louisianaby Erin M. Greenwald

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Between 1717 and 1731, the French Company of the Indies (Compagnie des Indes) held a virtual monopoly over Louisiana culture and trade. Among numerous controls, its administrators oversaw the slave trade, the immigration of free and indentured whites, negotiations with Native American peoples, and the purchase and exportation of Louisiana-grown tobacco.... more...

  • Beyond the Slave Narrativeby Deborah Jenson

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 73.99

    An introduction to the Afro-diasporic literature of the Haitian Revolution, Beyond the Slave Narrative frames the unique contributions to anti-colonial thought of Haitian general Jean-Jacques Dessalines and other singular Haitian voices. more...

  • Our Landless Patriaby Rosa E. Carrasquillo

    UNP - Nebraska 2006; US$ 19.95

    Our Landless Patria examines issues of race and citizenship in Puerto Rico, tracing how the process of land privatization accelerated a series of struggles for natural resources between the poorest sectors of society and the landed elite. The laws of privatization favored the landed elite and barred former slaves and their descendants from obtaining... more...

  • Jolly Roger - La tierra de nadie - Volumen Iby Gabriele Dolzadelli; laura faccio

    Gabriele Dolzadelli 2017; US$ 2.00

    1670. En un clima de enfrentamientos por la colonización del Nuevo Mundo y por la supremacía comercial, Sidvester O’Neill, un joven irlandés viaja por el Mar Caribe con destino a la isla de Puerto Dorado.  El objetivo, encontrar a su hermano Alexander, quien había partido un año antes, y regresar con él a Irlanda. Pero el viaje tomará un giro inesperado.... more...

  • Jolly Roger Volume 1: No Man's Landby Gabriele Dolzadelli; Alexander Powell and Silvana Borghi

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 2.00

    1670. Among fights for the New World colonization and the commercial supremacy, a young Irishman named Sidvester O'Neill sets off for the Caribbean Sea heading to the isle of Puerto Dorado. He aims to find his brother Alexander, who left years before, and take him back home. But his journey will have unexpected implications. A secret hides in the darkness... more...