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  • 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...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • The Pride of Havanaby Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 44.99

    From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, here is the definitive history of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. What emerges... more...

  • Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920by Tiffany A. Sippial

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Between 1840 and 1920, Cuba abolished slavery, fought two wars of independence, and was occupied by the United States before finally becoming an independent republic. Tiffany A. Sippial argues that during this tumultuous era, Cuba's struggle to define itself as a modern nation found focus in the social and sexual anxieties surrounding prostitution... 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...

  • 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...

  • Redefining Cuban Foreign Policyby H M Erisman; John M Kirk

    UPF 2002; US$ 44.95

    This book establishes the context for the radical restructuring of the country's international relations and looks at probable future developments. more...

  • Reproducing the British Caribbeanby Juanita De Barros

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This innovative book traces the history of ideas and policymaking concerning population growth and infant and maternal welfare in Caribbean colonies wrestling with the aftermath of slavery. Focusing on Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados from the nineteenth century through the 1930s, when violent labor protests swept the region, Juanita De Barros takes a... more...

  • Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cubaby Aisha K. Finch

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Envisioning La Escalera--an underground rebel movement largely composed of Africans living on farms and plantations in rural western Cuba--in the larger context of the long emancipation struggle in Cuba, Aisha Finch demonstrates how organized slave resistance became critical to the unraveling not only of slavery but also of colonial systems of power... 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...