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  • Waiting For Snow In Havanaby Carlos Eire

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbour's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from... more...

  • The Night of the Ramblerby Montague Kobbé

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    A gorgeously written and highly entertaining debut novel about a small island's struggle for independence from Britain. more...

  • Disease, Resistance, and Liesby Dale T. Graden

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the early nineteenth century the major economic players of the Atlantic trade lanes -- the United States, Brazil, and Cuba -- witnessed explosive commercial growth. Commodities like cotton, coffee, and sugar contributed to the fantastic wealth of an elite few and the enslavement of many. As a result of an increased population and concurrent economic... more...

  • Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptionsby Celucien L. Joseph

    UPA 2013; US$ 29.99

    Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Interpreting and Engaging the Haitian Revolution 1An Appraisal of Recent Scholarship on the Haitian Revolution 2The Rhetoric of Prayer: Dutty Boukman, the Discourse of ?Freedom from Below,? and the Politics of God 3Prophetic Religion, Violence, and Black Freedom: Reading... 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...

  • The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Tradeby Barbara L. Solow; Dale Tomich

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, and leading to the Industrial Revolution in England. It will interest teachers and scholars of... more...

  • The Day the World Endedby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The spectacular story of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the Western Hemisphere: the 1902 volcano that destroyed St Pierre on the island of Martinique. This book reveals the story of a city engulfed in flames and plunged into terrifying darkness. more...

  • Planet/Cubaby Rachel Price

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    Transformations in Cuban art, literature and culture in the post-Fidel era Cuba has changed significantly in recent years, from seemingly minor allowances (such as the introduction of cell phones) to large-scale economic revisions. At the same time, many other changes unrelated to the political leadership of the island have changed everyday life... more...

  • Stellaby Christen Mucher; Lesley Curtis; Emeric Bergeaud

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    Stella , first published in 1859, is an imaginative retelling of Haiti?s fight for independence from slavery and French colonialism.  Set during the years of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804),  Stella  tells the story of two brothers, Romulus and Remus, who help transform their homeland from the French colony of Saint-Domingue to the independent... more...

  • Waiting for Snow in Havanaby Carlos Eire

    Free Press 2003; US$ 16.00

    ?Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban.? In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana?exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro?s revolution. This stunning memoir is a vibrant and evocative look at Latin America from a child?s unforgettable experience. Waiting for Snow in Havana is both an... more...