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  • Havana Nocturneby T. J. English

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob?with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket?owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented... more...

  • Puerto Ricoby Jose Javier Lopez

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery, and maps reflect current political boundaries. Written by the most experienced professors teaching world regional... more...

  • 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...