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  • Haiti and the Americasby Carla Calargé; Raphael Dalleo; Luis Duno-Gottberg; Clevis Headley

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Haiti has long played an important role in global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about Haiti often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom as site of the world's only successful slave revolution? A bastion of devilish practices or a devoutly religious island? Does its status as the second... more...

  • Haitian Connections in the Atlantic Worldby Julia Gaffield

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    On January 1, 1804, Haiti shocked the world by declaring independence. Historians have long portrayed Haiti's postrevolutionary period as one during which the international community rejected Haiti's Declaration of Independence and adopted a policy of isolation designed to contain the impact of the world's only successful slave revolution. Julia Gaffield,... more...

  • Insurgent Cubaby Ada Ferrer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    In the late nineteenth century, in an age of ascendant racism and imperial expansion, there emerged in Cuba a movement that unified black, mulatto, and white men in an attack on Europe's oldest empire, with the goal of creating a nation explicitly defined as antiracist. This book tells the story of the thirty-year unfolding and undoing of that movement.... more...

  • Island at Warby Jorge Rodríguez Beruff; José L. Bolívar Fresneda

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    An illuminating study of the Caribbean island's contributions to the American war effort more...

  • The Jumbies' Playing Groundby Robert Wyndham Nicholls; John Nunley

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 55.00

    A study of the carnival traditions that created "whole theater" folk pageants 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...

  • 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...

  • Musical Life in Guyanaby Vibert C. Cambridge

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 70.00

    A study of how Caribbean music and identity evolve when the government controls all media more...

  • Mutiny!by Sir John Barrow

    Cooper Square Press 2003; US$ 15.99

    The historic voyage of the H.M.S. bounty culminates in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh. more...

  • The Myth of José Martíby Lillian Guerra

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    Focusing on a period of history rocked by four armed movements, Lillian Guerra traces the origins of Cubans' struggles to determine the meaning of their identity and the character of the state, from Cuba's last war of independence in 1895 to the consolidation of U.S. neocolonial hegemony in 1921. Guerra argues that political violence and competing... more...