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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...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE ?  A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men?John Chatterton and John Mattera?are willing... 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...

  • Freedom from Liberationby Gerard Laurence Aching

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 47.99

    By exploring the complexities of enslavement in the autobiography of Cuban slave-poet Juan Francisco Manzano (1797?1854), Gerard Aching complicates the universally recognized assumption that a slave's foremost desire is to be freed from bondage. As the only slave narrative in Spanish that has surfaced to date, Manzano's autobiography details the daily... more...

  • Race, Reality, and Realpolitikby Jeffrey Sommers; Patrick Delices

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    The year 2015 marked the centennial of the 1915 United States occupation of Haiti and Haiti?s resistance to that signal event in its history. This study surveys the issues of economics, race, and realpolitik embedded in the political economy of U.S. interactions with Haiti that resulted in occupation. more...

  • City of Islandsby Tammy L. Brown

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 60.00

    How Caribbean thinkers have broadly influenced American culture and the quest for racial justice more...

  • Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theoryby Brian Meeks

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A well-known public intellectual's intense engagement with politics in the contemporary Caribbean 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...

  • The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drummingby Kenneth Schweitzer

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumí/Santería religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha . By imitating aspects of speech and song, and by metaphorically referencing salient attributes of the deities, batá drummers facilitate the communal praising... more...

  • 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...