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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...

  • Eating Puerto Ricoby Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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 US$ 77.39

    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 US$ 62.77

    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...

  • Isles of Noiseby Alejandra Bronfman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    In this media history of the Caribbean, Alejandra Bronfman traces how technology, culture, and politics developed in a region that was "wired" earlier and more widely than many other parts of the Americas. Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica acquired radio and broadcasting in the early stages of the global expansion of telecommunications technologies. Imperial... 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 US$ 77.39

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