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  • 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...

  • The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Tradeby Barbara L. Solow; Dale Tomich

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, and leading to the Industrial Revolution in England. It will interest teachers and scholars of... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE ?  A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men?John Chatterton and John Mattera?are willing... more...

  • Los esclavos en las colonias españolasby Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo (Condesa de Merlin)

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    María de las Mercedes de Santa Cruz y Montalvo, condesa de Merlin (1789-1852). Cuba. Nació en una familia de la aristocracia habanera el 5 de febrero de 1789. Hija de Joaquín de Santa Cruz y Cárdenas y María Teresa Montalvo y O'Farril, condes de Jaruco y Mompox. La condesa de Merlin ingresó en el Convento de Santa Clara en La Habana a los ocho años... more...

  • Slave Emancipation In Cubaby Rebecca Scott

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 28.95

    Slave Emancipation in Cuba is the classic study of the end of slavery in Cuba. Rebecca J. Scott explores the dynamics of Cuban emancipation, arguing that slavery was not simply abolished by the metropolitan power of Spain or abandoned because of economic contradictions. Rather, slave emancipation was a prolonged, gradual and conflictive process... more...

  • Freedom from Liberationby Gerard Laurence Aching

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 47.99

    By exploring the complexities of enslavement in the autobiography of Cuban slave-poet Juan Francisco Manzano (1797?1854), Gerard Aching complicates the universally recognized assumption that a slave's foremost desire is to be freed from bondage. As the only slave narrative in Spanish that has surfaced to date, Manzano's autobiography details the daily... more...