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  • The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsideredby Samuel Farber

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 25.99

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  • Smugglingby Alan L. Karras

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 18.99

    Exploring the history of smuggling around the world, Alan L. Karras traces all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows how smuggling of every conceivable good has flourished in every place, at every time. The author also sets smugglers?the... more...

  • Seeds of Insurrectionby Manuel Barcia

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    In Seeds of Insurrection, Manuel Barcia examines many largely overlooked ways in which African and Creole slaves in Cuba defied domination in the first half of the nineteenth century.elying primarily on transcripts of local and central court proceedings involving slaves, free people of color, slave owners, and witnesses, Barcia reveals the slaves'... more...

  • The Children of Africa in the Coloniesby Melanie J. Newton

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    How emancipation transformed social and political relations in Barbados When a small group of free men of color gathered in 1838 to celebrate the end of apprenticeship in Barbados, they spoke of emancipation as the moment of freedom for all colored people, not just the former slaves. The fact that many of these men had owned slaves themselves gives... more...

  • Under the Black Flagby David Cordingly

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that... more...

  • New Man in Cubaby Ana Serra

    UPF 2003; US$ 44.95

    This is the first monograph to make available to English readers the Spanish literary and political texts that laid the basis for revolutionary culture and identity but were almost ignored because of the Cuban Revolution's controversial history. more...

  • Sugar Island Slavery in the Age of Enlightenmentby Arthur L. Stinchcombe

    Princeton University Press 1995; US$ 41.50

    Plantations, especially sugar plantations, created slave societies and a racism persisting well into post-slavery periods: so runs a familiar argument that has been used to explain the sweep of Caribbean history. Here one of the most eminent scholars of modern social theory applies this assertion to a comparative study of most Caribbean islands from... more...

  • The Caribbean Slaveby Kenneth F. Kiple

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 52.00

    A comprehensive analysis of the biological experience of black slaves in the Caribbean. more...

  • U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Futureby Melanie M Ziegler

    UPF 2007; US$ 34.95

    Shows that the strategic logic of U.S.-Cuba security cooperation remains so persuasive that it has even been intermittently embraced by such avowed antagonists as Fidel Castro and George W. Bush. more...

  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cubaby Sinan Koont

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    Sinan Koont has spent the last several years researching urban agriculture in Cuba, including field work at many sustainable farms on the island. He tells the story of why and how Cuba was able to turn to urban food production on a large scale with minimal use of chemicals, petroleum, and machinery, and of the successes it achieved--along with the... more...