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  • Christopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504)by Evelina Guzauskyte

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; Not Available

    In this fascinating book, Evelina Gužauskytė uses the names Columbus gave to places in the Caribbean Basin as a way to examine the complex encounter between Europeans and the native inhabitants. more...

  • Culture and Emotional Economy of Migrationby Badri Narayan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book studies how the act of migration is a motivating constituent in the production of popular culture in both the homeland and the destination. It looks at the formations of cultures in the process of identity-making of approximately 200 million Indians scattered across the world, from colonial to contemporary times. The volume is an in-depth... more...

  • Jamaica in the 21st Centuryby Livingstone Thompson; Petal Thompson-Williams

    UPA 2016; US$ 26.99

    Trawling through public discourse and debates in Jamaica, this book distils and presents major issues that captured public attention at the onset of the 21st century. It is designed not only to aid memory but also to help us see the progress we have made and avoid reinvention of the wheel. more...

  • The Sea Rover's Practiceby Benerson Little

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    To read of sea roving's various incarnations - piracy, privateering, buccaneering, la flibuste, la course - is to bring forth romantic, and often violent, imagery. Indeed, much of this imagery has become a literary and cinematic clich?. And what an image it is! But its truth is by halves, and paradoxically it is the picaresque imagery of Pyle, Wyeth,... more...

  • Istwa across the Waterby Toni Pressley-Sanon

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    "Untwines the aesthetic, sociohistorical, and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent."--Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle "A nonlinear, creative, powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves. What was disconnected is now remembered... more...

  • Haiti After the Earthquakeby Paul Farmer

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 24.00

    Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort.? Financial Times The book's greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos In the book's more analytical sections the author's diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp.? Economist A gripping, profoundly moving book, an... more...

  • Freedom and Resistanceby Christopher Curry

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    "Brilliant. Puts the Bahamas on the map with Jamaica, Antigua, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone as sites where black refugees who fled the American victory in the War of Independence added mightily to the economy and religious life in their new homes."--John Saillant, author of Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833... more...

  • The Paradox of Paternalismby Elizabeth S Manley

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 89.95

    "An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women's multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism--widely defined--as a powerful political force."--Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood "An engaging overview of the role played by women in supporting and contesting authoritarian regimes in the twentieth-century... more...

  • Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf Worldby Dalia Antonia Muller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    During the violent years of war marking Cuba's final push for independence from Spain, over 3,000 Cuban emigres, men and women, rich and poor, fled to Mexico. But more than a safe haven, Mexico was a key site, Dalia Antonia Muller argues, from which the expatriates helped launch a mobile and politically active Cuban diaspora around the Gulf of Mexico.... more...

  • C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolutionby A. Javier Treviño

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    In C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution , A. Javier Trevino reconsiders the opinions, perspectives, and insights of the Cubans that Mills interviewed during his visit to the island in 1960. On returning to the United States, the esteemed and controversial sociologist wrote a small paperback on much of what he had heard and seen, which he published... more...