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  • The Popular Music and Entertainment Culture of Barbadosby Curwen Best

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    Curwen Best?s The Popular Music and Entertainment Culture of Barbados surveys the development of Barbadian popular music and entertainment culture by focusing on pivotal phenomena, artists, and movements in the evolution of Barbadian popular music and culture. Best concentrates, in particular, on transformations since 1980 and 2000 respectively, each... more...

  • Caribbean Geographyby Thomas A. Rumney

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 89.99

    The lands and waters of the Caribbean region have stimulated an extensive body of research and writing across the many fields of geography. This book collects, organizes, and presents as many of these scholarly publications as possible to aid in the teaching, study, and further scholarship of the geography of this area. more...

  • The Republic of Piratesby Colin Woodard

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    The Republic of Pirates features the 18th-century pirates Edward “Blackbeard? Teach and “Black Sam? Bellamy, both of whom rose from England's underclass to become wealthy, notorious, and enormously powerful. Along with their associates in the Bahamas-based "Flying Gang," Teach and Bellamy banded together to form a pirate cooperative, culminating in... more...

  • Tropicana Nightsby Rosa Lowinger; Ofelia Fox

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    At Tropicana you could play the roulette wheel, dance to the latest mambo or rumba, or simply ogle the parading goddesses of the flesh. It was the brightest jewel in 1950s Cuban nightlife, and Nat “King? Cole, Liberace, Josephine Baker, and Carmen Miranda performed there before audi­ences that included Ernest Hemingway, Marlon Brando, and Joan Crawford. ... more...

  • Cubaby Julia E. Sweig

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 10.99

    Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic... more...

  • The Queer Caribbean Speaksby Kofi Omoniyi Sylvanus Campbell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    In most Caribbean countries homosexuality is still illegal and many outside of the region are unaware of how difficult life can be for gay men and lesbians. This book collects interviews with queer Caribbean writers, activists, and citizens and challenges the dominance of Euro-American theories in understanding global queerness. more...

  • Child of the Revolutionby Luis M. Garcia

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 29.95

    What was it really like to grow up in Castro's people's paradise? With an evocative wide-eyed innocence, Luis M. Garcia takes us back to his childhood in this evocative memoir of growing up in 1960s Cuba. more...

  • The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbeanby Linden Lewis

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ?A major contribution to the scholarship of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean.?--A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland This volume provides an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexual relations in the Caribbean. more...

  • Haitian-Dominican Counterpointby Eugenio Matibag

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 110.00

    What would the island of Hispaniola look like if viewed as a loosely connected system? That is the question Haitian-Dominican Counterpointseeks to answer as it surveys the insular space shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout their parallel histories. For beneath the familiar tale of hostilities, the systemic perspective reveals a lesser-known,... more...

  • The History of Cubaby Clifford L. Staten

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 16.00

    Cuba's history is told in eight chronological chapters in this book, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, through its wars for independence, the US occupation in the twentieth-century, Cuba's various reform movements, Batista, the Cold War, and the so-called 'Special Period', when Cuba faced the crisis of the downfall of the... more...