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  • The Middle Passageby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Canada 2012; US$ 19.95

    Naipaul?s first work of travel writing is a deft and remarkably prescient account of his journey in 1960 from London to his birthplace, the Caribbean island of Trinidad. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolutionby Malick W. Ghachem

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A provocative history of Haiti up to 1804, when Haitians became the first formerly enslaved people to overthrow a colonial slaveholding power. more...

  • Doctors and Slavesby Richard B. Sheridan

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 47.00

    In this study Professor Sheridan presents a rich and wide-ranging account of the health care of slaves in the British West Indies, from 1680?1834. more...

  • Rainy Seasonby Amy Wilentz

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 17.00

    "The earthquake has unleashed a desperation I recognize from my long education in Haiti as the desperation of extreme poverty. A few blocks away, I heard an elderly Haitian arguing with an officer of the 82nd over a piece of rope or bungee cord the man needed to tie up a bundle of stuff. The man had no teeth and gray sprouts of hair and he held the... more...

  • The Dominican Republic and the Beginning of a Revolutionary Cycle in the Spanish Caribbeanby Luis Álvarez-López

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 28.99

    In this book, Álvarez-López details the history of revolution in the Dominican Republic, an infant independent nation struggling to preserve its political independence from Haiti and from the expansionist policies of northern European countries and the United States. more...

  • ESCRITOS SOBRE LA ARENAby Bonifacio L. Haza

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.99

    “Escritos sobre la Arena” recoge las memorias del autor de su familia en una época de gran agitación en la Historia de Cuba. Después de la renuncia del Presidente Batista, su padre, que era Jefe de la Policía Nacional en Santiago de Cuba, actuó como intermediario para ayudar a establecer comunicación entre el... 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...