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  • 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

    During the masquerades common during carnival time, jumbies (ghosts or ancestral spirits) are set free to roam the streets of Caribbean nations, turning the world topsy-turvy. Modern carnivals, which evolved from earlier ritual celebrations featuring disguised performers, are important cultural and economic events throughout the Caribbean, and are... 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...

  • Beyond Windrushby J. Dillon Brown; Leah Reade Rosenberg

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 60.00

    A challenge to the primacy of the Windrush generation as the sole founders of Caribbean literature more...

  • The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsideredby Samuel Farber

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    Analyzing the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1961, Samuel Farber challenges dominant scholarly and popular views of the revolution's sources, shape, and historical trajectory. Unlike many observers, who treat Cuba's revolutionary leaders as having merely reacted to U.S. policies or domestic socioeconomic conditions, Farber shows... more...

  • A Nation for Allby Alejandro de la Fuente

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    After thirty years of anticolonial struggle against Spain and four years of military occupation by the United States, Cuba formally became an independent republic in 1902. The nationalist coalition that fought for Cuba's freedom, a movement in which blacks and mulattoes were well represented, had envisioned an egalitarian and inclusive country--a nation... more...

  • Caliban and the Yankeesby Harvey R. Neptune

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    In a compelling story of the installation and operation of U.S. bases in the Caribbean colony of Trinidad during World War II, Harvey Neptune examines how the people of this British island contended with the colossal force of American empire-building at a critical time in the island's history. The U.S. military occupation between 1941 and 1947 came... more...