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  • 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...

  • Dollar Diplomacy by Forceby Ellen D. Tillman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    In the early twentieth century, the United States set out to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and controversial military interventions?and ended up achieving exactly the opposite. Using military and government records from the United States and the Dominican Republic, this work investigates the extent to... 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...

  • Eating Puerto Ricoby Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Available for the first time in English, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra's magisterial history of the foods and eating habits of Puerto Rico unfolds into an examination of Puerto Rican society from the Spanish conquest to the present. Each chapter is centered on an iconic Puerto Rican foodstuff, from rice and cornmeal to beans, roots, herbs, fish, and meat.... more...

  • Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbeanby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Born in Trinidad, Eric Williams (1911-81) founded the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's first modern political party in 1956, led the country to independence from the British culminating in 1962, and became the nation's first prime minister. Before entering politics, he was a professor at Howard University and wrote several books, including the classic... more...

  • From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cubaby Reinaldo Funes Monzote

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In this award-winning environmental history of Cuba since the age of Columbus, Reinaldo Funes Monzote emphasizes the two processes that have had the most dramatic impact on the island's landscape: deforestation and sugar cultivation. During the first 300 years of Spanish settlement, sugar plantations arose primarily in areas where forests had been... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...