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  • Guerra Contra Todos los Puertorriqueñosby Nelson A Denis

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down.... 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...

  • From Plantation to Paradise?by David M. Powers

    Michigan State University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In 1764 the first printing press was established in the French Caribbean colonies, launching the official documentation of operas and plays performed there, and marking the inauguration of the first theatre in the colonies. A rigorous study of pre?French Revolution performance practices in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Powers?s... more...

  • Contrary Destiniesby Leon D. Pamphile

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 69.95

    In 1915, United States Marines arrived in Haiti to safeguard lives and property from the political instability of the time. While there, the Marine Corps controlled everything from finance to education, from health care to public works and built an army, ?La Garde d?Haiti,? to maintain the changes it implemented. For one hundred years, the decisions... more...

  • Cuban Studies 43by Alejandro de la Fuente

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Cuban Studies 43 is the first volume of the Cuban Studies series produced under a new editorial team based at Harvard University.   In addition to papers in history, culture and politics, this volume contains a central dossier on demography. This dossier charts some of the important changes experienced by the Cuban population?a concept that... 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...

  • Dual Legacies in the Contemporary Caribbeanby Paul Sutton

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Queen of the Virginsby M Cynthia Oliver

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 50.00

    Beauty pageants are wildly popular in the U.S. Virgin Islands, outnumbering any other single performance event and capturing the attention of the local people from toddlers to seniors. Local beauty contests provide women opportunities to demonstrate talent, style, the values of black womanhood, and the territory's social mores. Queen of the Virgins:... more...

  • Queer Ricansby Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00

    Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain–Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination they have faced. Proposing a radical new conceptualization of Puerto Rican migration, he reveals how sexuality... more...

  • Redefining Cuban Foreign Policyby H M Erisman; John M Kirk

    UPF 2002; US$ 44.95

    This book establishes the context for the radical restructuring of the country's international relations and looks at probable future developments. more...