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  • 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...

  • Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Centuryby Alejandro de la Fuente

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world and an Atlantic center of shipping, commerce, and shipbuilding. Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides the... 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...

  • From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cubaby Reinaldo Funes Monzote

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In this award-winning environmental history of Cuba since the age of Columbus, Reinaldo Funes Monzote emphasizes the two processes that have had the most dramatic impact on the island's landscape: deforestation and sugar cultivation. During the first 300 years of Spanish settlement, sugar plantations arose primarily in areas where forests had been... 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 Louis A. Pérez Jr. Cuba Trilogy, Omnibus E-bookby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    Louis A. Perez Jr. is one of the most influential historians of Cuba. Available for the first time as an Omnibus Ebook edition, this three-volume set brings together three of Perez's most acclaimed works on Cuba and its relations to the United States. This Omnibus Ebook contains: The War of 1898 presents both a critique of the conventional historiography... 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: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, the author limns each culture, society, and politics, at the same time illuminating the islands' common heritage of the Caribbean's imagined exotic allure. From the moment Columbus gazed out from the Santa María... 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 Sta?l, Claire Duras, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Charlotte Dard and Sophie Doin. more...