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  • The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drummingby Kenneth Schweitzer

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumí/Santería religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha . By imitating aspects of speech and song, and by metaphorically referencing salient attributes of the deities, batá drummers facilitate the communal praising... more...

  • As Flies to Whatless Boysby Robert Antoni

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845. more...

  • Beyond Slaveryby Frederick Cooper; Thomas C. Holt; Rebecca J. Scott

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this collaborative work, three leading historians explore one of the most significant areas of inquiry in modern historiography--the transition from slavery to freedom and what this transition meant for former slaves, former slaveowners, and the societies in which they lived. Their contributions take us beyond the familiar portrait of emancipation... more...

  • Beyond Windrushby J. Dillon Brown; Leah Reade Rosenberg

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 60.00

    A challenge to the primacy of the Windrush generation as the sole founders of Caribbean literature more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 44.00

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

  • Caliban and the Yankeesby Harvey R. Neptune

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    In a compelling story of the installation and operation of U.S. bases in the Caribbean colony of Trinidad during World War II, Harvey Neptune examines how the people of this British island contended with the colossal force of American empire-building at a critical time in the island's history. The U.S. military occupation between 1941 and 1947 came... more...

  • Chinese Cubansby Kathleen M. López

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive, vibrant... more...

  • City of Islandsby Tammy L. Brown

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 60.00

    How Caribbean thinkers have broadly influenced American culture and the quest for racial justice more...

  • Colin Palmer?s Trilogy on Imperialism in the Caribbean, Omnibus E-Bookby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This Omnibus E-Book brings together all three of Colin A. Palmer's books on the making of the modern Caribbean. Included are: Freedom's Children: The 1938 Labor Rebellion and the Birth of Modern Jamaica This is the first comprehensive history of Jamaica's watershed 1938 labor rebellion and its aftermath. The rebellion produced two rival leaders... 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...