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  • Cuba in the Special Periodby Ariana Hernandez-Reguant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00

    This collection examines Cuban cultural production during the Special Period of the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. Contributors address the cultural forms; and the associated ethics and practices of labour, leisure, and bureaucratic organization that arose in the transformation of the socialist cultural infrastructure. more...

  • Before Haitiby John D. Garrigus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 39.00

    The story of Haiti's independence. 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...

  • 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 Double Life of Fidel Castroby Juan Reinaldo Sanchez; Axel Gyldén; Catherine Spencer

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Lieutenant Colonel Juan Reinaldo Sanchez was Fidel Castro's personal bodyguard for 17 years before being imprisoned in 1994 for the "crime" of wanting to retire early. He left Cuba in 2008 after ten unsuccessful bids to escape. He wrote The Double Life of Fidel Castro with Axel Gyldén, star French reporter at L'Express . Sanchez now lives in Miami... 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...

  • Cuban Anarchismby Frank Fernández; Charles Bufe

    See Sharp Press 2001; US$ 6.99

    This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis of the failure of the Castro dictatorship. more...

  • Island Possessedby Katherine Dunham

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.99

    Just as surely as Haiti is "possessed" by the gods and spirits of vaudun (voodoo), the island "possessed" Katherine Dunham when she first went there in 1936 to study dance and ritual. In this book, Dunham reveals how her anthropological research, her work in dance, and her fascination for the people and cults of Haiti worked their spell, catapulting... more...