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  • Toussaint Louvertureby Madison Smartt Bell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first?and only?successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of the revolution must be credited... more...

  • From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cubaby Reinaldo Funes Monzote

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literatureby Kezia Page

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Page casts light on the role of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page's historical, socio-cultural study responds to the general trend in migration discourse that presents the Caribbean experience as unidirectional and uniform across the geographical... more...

  • Beyond the Slave Narrativeby Deborah Jenson

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 125.00

    An introduction to the Afro-diasporic literature of the Haitian Revolution, Beyond the Slave Narrative frames the unique contributions to anti-colonial thought of Haitian general Jean-Jacques Dessalines and other singular Haitian voices. more...

  • Notes From the Last Testamentby Michael Deibert; Raoul Peck; Ti Goave

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Notes from the Last Testament, by veteran reporter Michael Deibert, is a riveting narrative account of the events leading up to and including the overthrow of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A fearless correspondent and a meticulous researcher, Deibert traces the rupturing of the social-democratic coalition that originally brought Aristide... more...

  • Masters of Warby Clara Nieto; Chris Brandt; Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States? "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for the need to evaluate... more...

  • Cuba's Aborted Reformby Carmelo Mesa-Lago; Jorge Pérez-López

    UPF 2005; US$ 34.95

    This volume analyzes Cuban socioeconomic policies and evaluates their performance since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist camp. more...

  • José Martí and the Future of Cuban Nationalismsby Alfred J. Lopez

    UPF 2006; US$ 44.95

    The first study to examine the impact of Marti's writings on both Cubans and Cuban Americans and to consider the ongoing polemic over Marti as part of the larger postcolonial problem of nation building more...

  • The Sugar Baronsby Matthew Parker

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.27

    For 200 years after 1650 the West Indies were the most fought-over colonies in the world, as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative that it was known as white gold. Young men, beset by death and disease, an ocean away from the moral anchors of life in Britain, created immense... more...

  • Traveling with Che Guevaraby Alberto Granado; Lucia Alvarez de Toledo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Published for the first time in the U.S.?one of the two diaries on which the movie The Motorcycle Diaries is based?the moving and at times hilarious account of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado's eight-month tour of South America in 1952. In 1952 Alberto Granado, a young doctor, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from... more...