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  • Sir Walter Ralegh's Discoverie of Guianaby Professor Joyce Lorimer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Sir Walter Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition to the Orinoco in search of the fabled empire of El Dorado was an immediate publishing success and is one of the most important pieces of Elizabethan travel literature. This edition presents, on facing pages, the annotated texts of a previously unpublished copy of Ralegh's fair manuscript draft of... more...

  • Ay, Cuba!by Andrei Codrescu

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A rare and intimate glimpse at life in Cuba at the end of the twentieth century   For NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, reporting from Cuba on the eve of Pope John Paul II?s 1998 visit was an opportunity to understand the realities of life in a country that has long been the subject of stereotypes and misconceptions. Following the collapse of the... more...

  • Rebel Lands of Cubaby Joanna Swanger

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    This comparative history of Cuban campesinos, from 1934 to 1974, covers two regions marked by extreme differences in race, gender, and land tenure: Oriente and Escambray. more...

  • Experiencing Puerto Rican Citizenship and Cultural Nationalismby Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Drawing from in-depth interviews with a group of Puerto Ricans who requested a certificate of Puerto Rican citizenship, legal and historical documents, and official reports not publicly accessible, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán shares how some Puerto Ricans construct and experience their citizenship and national identity at the margins of the US nation. more...

  • Grenada 1983by Lee E Russell

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    On 21 October 1983, following the death of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, the leaders of the six small nations forming the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States voted to intervene militarily to restore order in Grenada. As none possessed the forces necessary to carry out a successful operation, the United States, fearing for its citizens on the... more...

  • Child of the Revolutionby Luis M. Garcia

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 29.95

    What was it really like to grow up in Castro's people's paradise? With an evocative wide-eyed innocence, Luis M. Garcia takes us back to his childhood in this evocative memoir of growing up in 1960s Cuba. more...

  • The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbeanby Linden Lewis

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ?A major contribution to the scholarship of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean.?--A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland This volume provides an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexual relations in the Caribbean. more...

  • Haitian-Dominican Counterpointby Eugenio Matibag

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 115.00

    What would the island of Hispaniola look like if viewed as a loosely connected system? That is the question Haitian-Dominican Counterpointseeks to answer as it surveys the insular space shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout their parallel histories. For beneath the familiar tale of hostilities, the systemic perspective reveals a lesser-known,... more...

  • The History of Cubaby Clifford L. Staten

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 16.00

    Cuba's history is told in eight chronological chapters in this book, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, through its wars for independence, the US occupation in the twentieth-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... more...

  • The History of Havanaby Dick Cluster; Rafael Hernández

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 48.00

    Co-authored by a Cuban and an American, this work is a comprehensive history of the culturally diverse city. Beginning with the founding of Havana in 1519, it explores the making of the city and its people through revolutions, art, economic development and the interplay of diverse societies. more...