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  • 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...

  • A Splendid Little Warby Derek Robinson

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to see Communism "strangled in its cradle". So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. "There's... 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...

  • African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Herbert S. Klein; Ben Vinson

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    This is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of the book is on the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean. It analyzes the latest research on urban and rural slavery and on the African and Afro-American... 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...

  • Caliban's Reasonby Paget Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    Paget introduces the general reader to Afro-Caribbean philosophy in this ground-breaking work. Since Afro-Caribbean thought is inherently hybrid in nature, he traces the roots of this discourse in traditional African thought and in the Christian and Enlightenment traditions of Western Europe. more...

  • Towards Sustainable Development in Central America and the Caribbeanby Dr Anders Danielson; A. Geske Dijkstra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Since the economic decline in the early 1980s, most countries in Central America and the Caribbean have returned to positive growth rates. The recovery often coincided with or followed extensive neoliberal reforms. The contributors to this book address the crucial question of whether these growth rates are sustainable. Several aspects of sustainability... more...

  • La Catastropheby Alwyn Scarth

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    On May 8, 1902, on the Caribbean island of Martinique, the volcano Mount Pelee loosed the most terrifying and lethal eruption of the twentieth century. In minutes, it killed 27,000 people and leveled the city of Saint-Pierre. In La Catastrophe, Alwyn Scarth provides a gripping day-by-day and hour-by-hour account of this devastating eruption, based... more...

  • Havana Nocturneby T. J. English

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    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...