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Constitutional Documents of Haiti 1790?1860 / Documents constitutionnels d'Haïti 1790-1860 / Verfassungsdokumente Haitis 1790-1860De 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Sidestone Press 2014; US$ 17.99
Les habitations-plantations constituent le creuset historique et symbolique où fut fondu lalliage 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 18.99
Exploring the history of smuggling around the world, Alan L. Karras traces all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows how smuggling of every conceivable good has flourished in every place, at every time. The author also sets smugglers?the... more...