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  • Island Possessedby Katherine Dunham

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.99

    Just as surely as Haiti is "possessed" by the gods and spirits of vaudun (voodoo), the island "possessed" Katherine Dunham when she first went there in 1936 to study dance and ritual. In this book, Dunham reveals how her anthropological research, her work in dance, and her fascination for the people and cults of Haiti worked their spell, catapulting... more...

  • Cuban Counterpointby Random House

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    Tobacco and sugar have made the history, the character, and the economy of Cuba. In this entertaining book, packed with fascinating lore, scholarship in its most humane form, and the flavor of Fernando Ortiz?s exceedingly civilized and humorous personality, the two important crops are seen from many points of view. Their economic aspects form the base,... more...

  • Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptionsby Celucien L. Joseph

    UPA 2013; US$ 32.99

    Joseph investigates the intersections of history, literature, race, religion, decolonization, and freedom that led to the founding of the postcolonial state of Haiti in 1804. Topics range from Makandal?s postcolonial religious imagination to Boukman?s liberation theology to Langston Hughes? discussion of the role of prophetic religion in the Haitian... more...

  • Dominican Baseballby Alan Klein

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Pedro Martínez. Sammy Sosa. Manny Ramírez.  By 2000, Dominican baseball players were in every Major League clubhouse, and regularly winning every baseball award. In 2002, Omar Minaya became the first Dominican general manager of a Major League team. But how did this codependent relationship between MLB and Dominican talent arise and thrive? ... more...

  • Capacity Building for Peacekeepingby Nat'L Defense Univ Foundation

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 40.00

    In 2004, for the second time in a decade, the international community found it necessary to intervene in Haiti to enforce and keep a peace. For the first time under a United Nations mandate, several Latin American countries stepped up to lead the mission. Chile provided political leadership in the form of the special representative of the secretary... more...

  • The Grenada Revolutionby Wendy C. Grenade

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    A detailed examination of the broad implications of Marxist revolution, politics, and the eventual invasion of the island nation more...

  • The Music of the Netherlands Antillesby Jan Brokken; Scott Rollins

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 60.00

    An exploration of an overlooked Caribbean musical tradition and the European, African and New World influences that created it more...

  • The Caribbean Novel since 1945by Michael Niblett

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 60.00

    The Caribbean Novel Since 1945 offers a comparative analysis of fiction from across the pan-Caribbean, exploring the relationship between literary form, cultural practice, and the nation-state. Engaging with the historical and political impact of capitalist imperialism, decolonization, class struggle, ethnic conflict, and gender relations, it considers... more...

  • Defining the Caymanian Identityby Christopher A. Williams

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book analyzes the factions and schisms surging throughout the multicultural, multiethnic, and polarized Cayman Islands to identify who or what is considered a Caymanian. Caymanian traditions have all but been eclipsed, often due to incoming, overpowering cultural sensibilities; with this idea in mind, Williams investigates the pervasive effects... more...

  • Havana: Autobiography of a Cityby Alfredo José Estrada

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    Alfredo José Estrada's intimate ties to Havana form the basis for this "autobiography," written as though from the city's own heart. Covering the island's five hundred year history, Estrada portrays the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, including José Martí, martyr for Cuban independence; and Ernest Hemingway, the most American... more...