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  • The Pride of Havanaby Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 26.99

    From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, here is the definitive history of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. What emerges... more...

  • The Economic Aspect of the Abolition of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slaveryby Eric Williams; Dale W. Tomich; Jr. William Darity

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 87.99

    Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerful ideas in the influential and widely debated ... more...

  • Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920by Tiffany A. Sippial

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920 more...

  • Native Diasporasby Gregory D. Smithers; Brooke N. Newman

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 45.00

    The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane... more...

  • Empire's Crossroadsby Carrie Gibson

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 9.61

    In Empire's Crossroads , Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of... more...

  • On the Seven Seasby Chris Peers; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    On the Seven Seas  is a set of wargames rules covering the high adventure and low morals of the world of the pirate. From Drake and his sea-rovers to Blackbeard, the Barbary Corsairs and the Wo-k?ou of the Far East, pirates have haunted seas across the globe, preying on port and vessel alike. Now you too can recreate the exploits of pirate captains... more...

  • Telling West Indian Livesby Sue Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narrative and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures 1804-18 3 4 draws historical and literary attention to life story and narration in the late plantation slavery period. Drawing on new archival research, it highlights the ways written narrative shaped evangelical, philanthropic, and antislavery reform projects.... more...

  • Silencing the Past (20th anniversary edition)by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    Foreword by Hazel V. Carby   A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar   Placing the West?s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning... more...

  • Listen, Yankee!by Tom Hayden

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Based on unprecedented access to both Cuban and American officials, a book that offers fresh insight into one of history's most enigmatic relationships between nation-states?from one of America's best-known voices of political and social activism. Listen, Yankee!  offers an account of Cuban politics from Tom Hayden's unique position as an observer... more...

  • Coloniality of Diasporasby Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Focusing on piracy in the seventeenth century, filibustering in the nineteenth century, intracolonial migrations in the 1930s, metropolitan racializations in the 1950s and 1960s, and feminist redefinitions of creolization and sexile from the 1940s to the 1990s, this book redefines the Caribbean beyond the postcolonial debate. more...