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  • 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...

  • Cuba in the American Imaginationby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    For more than two hundred years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images--Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. Louis A. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the... more...

  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slaveryby Matt D. Childs

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the rebellion, situating it in local, colonial, imperial, and Atlantic World contexts. Childs explains... more...

  • Caribbean Exchangesby Susan Dwyer Amussen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    English colonial expansion in the Caribbean was more than a matter of migration and trade. It was also a source of social and cultural change within England. Finding evidence of cultural exchange between England and the Caribbean as early as the seventeenth century, Susan Dwyer Amussen uncovers the learned practice of slaveholding. As English colonists... more...

  • The Structure of Cuban Historyby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century revolutionary metaphysics. The ideal of national sovereignty that was anticipated as the outcome of Spain's defeat in 1898 was heavily... more...

  • Tropical Babylonsby Stuart B. Schwartz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic... more...

  • The Book of Salsaby César Miguel Rondón

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading and... more...

  • Visions of Power in Cubaby Lillian Guerra

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens. In Visions of Power in Cuba , Lillian Guerra argues that these visual representations explained rapidly occurring events and encouraged radical... more...

  • Blurred Bordersby Jorge Duany

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    In this comprehensive comparative study, Jorge Duany explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin. Chronicling these diasporas from the end of World War II to the present, Duany argues that each sending country's relationship to the United States... more...

  • The War of 1898by Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 25.99

    A century after the Cuban war for independence was fought, Louis Perez examines the meaning of the war of 1898 as represented in one hundred years of American historical writing. Offering both a critique of the conventional historiography and an alternate history of the war informed by Cuban sources, Perez explores the assumptions that have shaped... more...