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- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
This is the story of the Cuban Revolution and what caused it, the psychology of its protagonists, and a critical assessment of its results, by a. Cuban-born journalist, author and professor residing in Spain. In a disquieting epilogue, the author dares to more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 14.95
Looking beyond Cold War politics and the nostalgia of Cuban exiles, Estrada uncovers the real Havana and its fascinating history. Portraying the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, this book is a deeply personal account of a love affair with a city, as well as an entertaining portrait of a place not easily forgotten. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 18.99
Karras clearly knows the sources on Atlantic history like the back of his hand; the British archives . . . are gloriously represented. . . . Karras' case studies . . . are rich . . . , providing 'local color' as well as explaining some of the modalities of contrabanding and the importance of smuggling in larger political-economy frameworks. . .... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that... more...
- UPF 2003; US$ 44.95
This is the first monograph to make available to English readers the Spanish literary and political texts that laid the basis for revolutionary culture and identity but were almost ignored because of the Cuban Revolution's controversial history. more...
- Princeton University Press 1995; US$ 41.50
Plantations, especially sugar plantations, created slave societies and a racism persisting well into post-slavery periods: so runs a familiar argument that has been used to explain the sweep of Caribbean history. Here one of the most eminent scholars of modern social theory applies this assertion to a comparative study of most Caribbean islands from... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
Nineteenth-century Cuba led the world in sugar manufacture and technological innovation was central to this. This book tells the story of a group of forgotten migrant workers who anonymously contributed to Cuba's development and whose experience helps illuminate both the advance of the Cuban sugar industry and the processes by which the island was... more...