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  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 20.99

    A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long... more...

  • Cuban Anarchismby Frank Fernández; Charles Bufe

    See Sharp Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis of the failure of the Castro dictatorship. more...

  • 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$ 29.99

    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...

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

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The compelling true story of the most lethal natural disaster in the western hemisphere from Edgar Award?nominated authors Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts In late April 1902, Mount Pelée, a volcano on the Caribbean island Martinique, began to wake up. It emitted clouds of ash and smoke for two weeks until violently erupting on May 8. Over 30,000... 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...