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  • Cubano Be, Cubano Bopby Leonardo Acosta; Paquito D'Rivera; Daniel Whitesell

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 29.95

    Based on unprecedented research in Cuba, the direct testimony of scores of Cuban musicians, and the author's unique experience as a prominent jazz musician, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop is destined to take its place among the classics of jazz history. The work pays tribute not only to a distinguished lineage of Cuban jazz musicians and composers, but... more...

  • Chocolate Surrealismby Njoroge Njoroge

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    A vibrant take on the global connections empowering Caribbean music and its global transferences more...

  • Perceptions of Cubaby Lana Wylie

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; US$ 24.95

    By acknowledging that competing national identities, perceptions, and ideas play a major role in foreign policies, Perceptions of Cuba makes a significant contribution to our understanding of international relations. more...

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

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • What She Go Doby Hope Munro

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    How women have expanded the creative reach of calypso, soca, and steelband music 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...

  • Towards Sustainable Development in Central America and the Caribbeanby Dr Anders Danielson; A. Geske Dijkstra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Since the economic decline in the early 1980s, most countries in Central America and the Caribbean have returned to positive growth rates. The recovery often coincided with or followed extensive neoliberal reforms. The contributors to this book address the crucial question of whether these growth rates are sustainable. Several aspects of sustainability... more...

  • Havana Nocturneby T. J. English

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob?with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket?owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented... more...

  • Puerto Ricoby Jose Javier Lopez

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery, and maps reflect current political boundaries. Written by the most experienced professors teaching world regional... more...

  • Toussaint Louvertureby Madison Smartt Bell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first?and only?successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of the revolution must be credited... more...