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  • Constitutional Documents of Haiti 1790?1860 / Documents constitutionnels d'Haïti 1790-1860 / Verfassungsdokumente Haitis 1790-1860by

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 277.00

    In the wake of the American and French revolutions at the end of the 18th century, the first modern constitutional documents adopted in the Americas outside of the US were penned in Haiti. This newly revised edition takes into account for the first time all constitutional documents from 1790 onward, thus offering a unique window on the early constitutional... more...

  • Letters on West Africa and the Slave Tradeby Selena Axelrod Winsnes

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Paul E. Isert, a Dane, arrived in Ghana (then the Gold Coast) in 1783, taking advantage of an opening in the slave trade between Guinea and the West Indies. He was appointed as chief surgeon to the Danish establishments on the Guinea Coast. In 1786 he sailed to the West Indies with a cargo of slaves, who revolted. His experiences in Ghana and the West... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeologyby William F. Keegan; Corinne L. Hofman; Reniel Rodriguez Ramos

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology provides an overview of archaeological investigations in the insular Caribbean, understood here as the islands whose shores surround the Caribbean Sea and the islands of the Bahama Archipelago. Though these islands were never isolated from the surrounding mainland, their histories are sufficiently diverse... more...

  • The Quality of Home Runsby Thomas F. Carter

    Duke University Press 2008; US$ 79.95

    Uses the sport of baseball, about which most Cubans are passionate, to look at what it means to be Cuban and at how Cuba deals with the outside world, as well as to compare various disciplinary approaches to the sport. more...

  • The Atrocities of the Piratesby Aaron Smith

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Originally published in 1824, this firsthand account describes how, in June 1822, young English seaman Aaron Smith was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. A skilled navigator, fluent in Spanish, and regarded as what was then acceptable as a ship?s surgeon, he was an attractive candidate for conscription.... more...

  • Cubaby Julia E. Sweig

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 10.99

    Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic... more...

  • The Golden Fleeceby Muriel Spark; Penelope Jardine

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 22.99

    The essays, reviews, memoirs, and other writings collected here for the first time conjure up one of the great critical imaginations of our time. The Golden Fleece , which takes its title from Spark?s first published essay, has four sections?Art & Poetry; Autobiography & Travel; Literature; and Religion, Politics & Philosophy?forming a kind of oblique... more...

  • Identity, Political Freedom, and Collective Responsibilityby Eddy M. Souffrant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Eddy M. Souffrant calls for a reassessment of the starting points of moral, social, and political philosophy that takes into account the actual living circumstances of persons living the 21st century. more...

  • Bitasionby Kenneth Kelly; Benoit Bérard

    Sidestone Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Les habitations-plantations constituent le creuset historique et symbolique où fut fondu l’alliage original que sont les cultures antillaises. Elles sont le berceau des sociétés créoles contemporaines qui y ont puisé tant leur forte parenté que leur diversité. Leur étude a été précocement... more...

  • The Big Truck That Went Byby Jonathan M. Katz

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles... more...