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  • 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...

  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region?s common heritage to its fierce grip on the world?s imagination.   From the moment... more...

  • Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Dayby Eva Sansavior; Richard Scholar

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Caribbean Globalizations explores the relations between globalization and the Caribbean since 1492, when Columbus first arrived in the region, to the present day. more...

  • Fathers, Daughters, and Slavesby Doris Y. Kadish

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    This new study brings to life the unique contribution of French women during the early nineteenth century, a key period in the history of colonialism and slavery. It offers in-depth readings of works by five antislavery writers -- Germaine de Staël, Claire Duras, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Charlotte Dard and Sophie Doin. more...

  • Suspect Freedomsby Nancy Raquel Mirabal

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    Beginning in the early nineteenth century, Cubans migrated to New York City to organize and protest against Spanish colonial rule.  While revolutionary wars raged in Cuba, expatriates envisioned, dissected, and redefined meanings of independence and nationhood. An underlying element was the concept of Cubanidad , a shared sense of what it meant to... more...

  • The Colonial System Unveiledby Baron de Vastey; Chris Bongie

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    The first translation into English of ' Le Système colonial dévoilé ', the first systematic critique of colonialism ever written from the perspective of a colonized subject. more...

  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 23.29

    Clustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at what he mistook for India, and wrote in his journal of 'the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen,' the Caribbean has been the subject of fantasies, myths... more...

  • Cuba in War Timeby Richard Harding Davis; Frederic Remington

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 10.95

    Before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington to Cuba to cover the simmering rebellion. Remington grew restless at his post and assured his employer that nothing newsworthy was likely to occur; Hearst reputedly replied, "Please... more...

  • In the Castle of My Skinby George Lamming

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    In a sleepy fishing village in 1930s Barbados, nine-year-old G. leads a life of quiet mischief. While the village lies tranquil in the shadow of its English landlord, Mr Creighton, and his towering house on the hill, G. makes his own fun, crab catching, teasing preachers, and playing among the pumpkin vines. Yet from this world of boyish pursuits,... more...

  • Cul de Sacby Paul Cheney

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    In the eighteenth century, the Cul de Sac plain in Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, was a vast open-air workhouse of sugar plantations. This microhistory of one plantation owned by the Ferron de la Ferronnayses, a family of Breton nobles, draws on remarkable archival finds to show that despite the wealth such plantations produced, they operated in a context... more...