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  • Under the Black Flagby David Cordingly

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that... more...

  • The Haitian Revolutionby David Geggus

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    "A landmark collection of documents by the field's leading scholar. This reader includes beautifully written introductions and a fascinating array of never-before-published primary documents. These treasures from the archives offer a new picture of colonial Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution. The translations are lively and colorful." --Alyssa... more...

  • Islands in the Cityby Nancy Foner

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    This collection of original essays draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and empirical data to explore the effects of West Indian migration and to develop analytic frameworks to examine it. more...

  • Pirates and Privateersby Tom Bowling

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 14.99

    From Robert Louis Stevenson?s Treasure Island to Errol Flynn in Captain Blood on to today?s Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in modern Western popular culture has long been with us. But of course pirates come in many guises, and not all of them as charming as Johnny Depp. Pirates are outlaws who move quickly, a form of lawlessness... more...

  • Why the Cocks Fightby Michele Wucker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers   Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men?John Chatterton and John Mattera?are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the... more...

  • The Last Soldiers of the Cold Warby Fernando Morais

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s. Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government... more...

  • Puerto Ricans in the Empireby Teresita A. Levy

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Most studies of Puerto Rico?s relations with the United States have focused on the sugar industry, recounting a tale of victimization and imperial abuse driven by the interests of U.S. sugar companies. But in Puerto Ricans in the Empire , Teresita A. Levy looks at a different agricultural sector, tobacco growing, and tells a story in which Puerto Ricans... more...

  • The History of Mary Princeby Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The first black woman to escape from slavery in the British colonies and publish a record of her experiences, Prince vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her 1828 escape in England. A straightforward, often poetic account of a struggle for freedom. more...

  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 20.99

    Laurent Dubois is the author of Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution , a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2004. The Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University, Dubois has written on Haiti for the Los Angeles Times , The Nation , and the New Yorker Web site, among other publications,... more...