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  • The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolutionby Malick W. Ghachem

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A provocative history of Haiti up to 1804, when Haitians became the first formerly enslaved people to overthrow a colonial slaveholding power. more...

  • The Middle Passageby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Canada 2012; US$ 19.95

    Naipaul?s first work of travel writing is a deft and remarkably prescient account of his journey in 1960 from London to his birthplace, the Caribbean island of Trinidad. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Castro's Secretsby Brian Latell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 16.99

    In CASTRO'S SECRETS, highly acclaimed author and intelligence expert Brian Latell offers a strikingly original view of Fidel Castro in his role as Cuba's supreme spymaster. Based on interviews with high level defectors from Cuba's powerful intelligence and security services, long-buried secrets of Fidel's nearly 50-year reign are exposed for the first... more...

  • Doctors and Slavesby Richard B. Sheridan

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 47.00

    In this study Professor Sheridan presents a rich and wide-ranging account of the health care of slaves in the British West Indies, from 1680?1834. more...

  • Rainy Seasonby Amy Wilentz

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 17.00

    "The earthquake has unleashed a desperation I recognize from my long education in Haiti as the desperation of extreme poverty. A few blocks away, I heard an elderly Haitian arguing with an officer of the 82nd over a piece of rope or bungee cord the man needed to tie up a bundle of stuff. The man had no teeth and gray sprouts of hair and he held the... more...

  • The Dominican Republic and the Beginning of a Revolutionary Cycle in the Spanish Caribbeanby Luis Álvarez-López

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 28.99

    In this book, Álvarez-López details the history of revolution in the Dominican Republic, an infant independent nation struggling to preserve its political independence from Haiti and from the expansionist policies of northern European countries and the United States. more...

  • The Big Truck That Went Byby Jonathan M. Katz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 17.99

    On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles... more...

  • To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Societyby Louis A. PĂ©rez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 25.99

    Cuba's suicide rate is among the highest in the world. Perez provides an illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba from colonial times to the present, showing how the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed as historical circumstances changed. more...

  • ESCRITOS SOBRE LA ARENAby Bonifacio L. Haza

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.99

    “Escritos sobre la Arena” recoge las memorias del autor de su familia en una época de gran agitación en la Historia de Cuba. Después de la renuncia del Presidente Batista, su padre, que era Jefe de la Policía Nacional en Santiago de Cuba, actuó como intermediario para ayudar a establecer comunicación entre el... more...

  • Letters on West Africa and the Slave Tradeby Selena Axelrod Winsnes

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Paul E. Isert, a Dane, arrived in Ghana (then the Gold Coast) in 1783, taking advantage of an opening in the slave trade between Guinea and the West Indies. He was appointed as chief surgeon to the Danish establishments on the Guinea Coast. In 1786 he sailed to the West Indies with a cargo of slaves, who revolted. His experiences in Ghana and the West... more...