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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...

  • 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...

  • War Against All Puerto Ricansby Nelson A Denis

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Anarchism and Countercultural Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Cubaby Kirwin R Shaffer

    UPF 2001; US$ 44.95

    This is the first critical in-depth study of the anarchist movement in Cuba in the three decades after the republic's independence from Spain in 1898. more...

  • British Capitalism and Caribbean Slaveryby Barbara Lewis Solow; Stanley L. Engerman

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 48.00

    These essays explore the relationship between Great Britain and her plantation slave colonies in the Caribbean. more...

  • El mañanaby Mirta Ojito

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    En esta memoria sobre una niña, dos culturas y una lucha por la libertad, la periodista Mirta Ojito, ganadora del Premio Pulitzer, vuelve al evento en su adolescencia que cambió su vida para siempre: el éxodo en el 1980 de más de 125.000 cubanos, mejor conocido como el puente marítimo del Mariel. Con perseverancia y mucho corazón, Ojito logra localizar... more...