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  • American Sugar Kingdomby César J. Ayala

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Engaging conventional arguments that the persistence of plantations is the cause of economic underdevelopment in the Caribbean, this book focuses on the discontinuities in the development of plantation economies in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic in the early twentieth century. Cesar Ayala analyzes and compares the explosive growth of... more...

  • Antologíaby fray Luis deLeón

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    José Antonio Ramos Sucre (Cumaná, 9 de junio de 1890-Ginebra, Suiza, 13 de junio de 1930). Venezuela. Nació en Cumaná el 9 de junio de 1890. Hijo de Jerónimo Ramos Martínez y de Rita Sucre Mora. Empezó sus estudios en Cumaná en la escuela Don Jacinto Alarcón. En 1900 fue a Carúpano para ser educado por su padrino y tío paterno, José Antonio Ramos Martínez,... 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...

  • Beyond the Slave Narrativeby Deborah Jenson

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republicby Melina Pappademos

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    While it was not until 1871 that slavery in Cuba was finally abolished, African-descended people had high hopes for legal, social, and economic advancement as the republican period started. In Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic , Melina Pappademos analyzes the racial politics and culture of black civic and political activists during the... more...

  • Caliban's Reasonby Paget Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    Paget introduces the general reader to Afro-Caribbean philosophy in this ground-breaking work. Since Afro-Caribbean thought is inherently hybrid in nature, he traces the roots of this discourse in traditional African thought and in the Christian and Enlightenment traditions of Western Europe. more...

  • Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United Statesby Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez; Ramon Grosfoguel; Eric H Mielants

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 65.50

    Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States features a diverse group of scholars from across academic disciplines studying the transnational paths of Caribbean migration. How has the colonial path of the Caribbean influenced migration with regard to power relations, ethnic identities and transnational processes? Through a series... more...

  • Caribbean Visionaryby Selwyn R. Cudjoe

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 30.00

    Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation traces the life of Albert Raymond Forbes Webber (1880-1932), a distinguished Caribbean scholar, statesman, legislator, and novelist. Using Webber as a lens, the book outlines the Guyanese struggle for justice and equality in an age of colonialism, imperialism, and indentureship.... more...

  • Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobileby Richard Schweid

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and yesterday, gets behind the wheel and behind the stereotype in this colorful chronicle of cars, buses, and trucks. In his captivating, sometimes... more...

  • Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolutionby Sherry Johnson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more frequent and severe hurricanes and extended drought. Drawing on historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, Sherry... more...