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  • Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Ricoby Luis A. Figueroa

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    The contributions of the black population to the history and economic development of Puerto Rico have long been distorted and underplayed, Luis A. Figueroa contends. Focusing on the southeastern coastal region of Guayama, one of Puerto Rico's three leading centers of sugarcane agriculture, Figueroa examines the transition from slavery and slave labor... 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...

  • Beyond Slaveryby Frederick Cooper; Thomas C. Holt; Rebecca J. Scott

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this collaborative work, three leading historians explore one of the most significant areas of inquiry in modern historiography--the transition from slavery to freedom and what this transition meant for former slaves, former slaveowners, and the societies in which they lived. Their contributions take us beyond the familiar portrait of emancipation... more...

  • Freedom's Childrenby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Freedom's Children is the first comprehensive history of Jamaica's watershed 1938 labor rebellion and its aftermath. Colin Palmer argues that, a hundred years after the abolition of slavery, Jamaica's disgruntled workers challenged the oppressive status quo and forced a morally ossified British colonial society to recognize their grievances. The... 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...

  • Revolution within the Revolutionby Michelle Chase

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A handful of celebrated photographs show armed female Cuban insurgents alongside their companeros in Cuba's remote mountains during the revolutionary struggle. However, the story of women's part in the struggle's success has only now received comprehensive consideration in Michelle Chase's history of women and gender politics in revolutionary Cuba.... 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...

  • Radical Movesby Lara Putnam

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist... more...