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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Grenada 1983by Lee E Russell; Paul Hannon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    On 21 October 1983, following the death of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, the leaders of the six small nations forming the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States voted to intervene militarily to restore order in Grenada. As none possessed the forces necessary to carry out a successful operation, the United States, fearing for its citizens on the... more...

  • Cuba and the U.S. Empireby Jane Franklin; Noam Chomsky

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 21.25

    The 1959 Cuban Revolution remains one of the signal events of modern political history. A tiny island, once a de facto colony of the United States, declared its independence, not just from the imperial behemoth ninety miles to the north, but also from global capitalism itself. Cuba?s many achievements ? in education, health care, medical technology,... more...

  • Cubano Be, Cubano Bopby Leonardo Acosta; Paquito D'Rivera; Daniel Whitesell

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 29.95

    Based on unprecedented research in Cuba, the direct testimony of scores of Cuban musicians, and the author's unique experience as a prominent jazz musician, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop is destined to take its place among the classics of jazz history. The work pays tribute not only to a distinguished lineage of Cuban jazz musicians and composers, but... more...

  • Chocolate Surrealismby Njoroge Njoroge

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    A vibrant take on the global connections empowering Caribbean music and its global transferences more...

  • Perceptions of Cubaby Lana Wylie

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; US$ 24.95

    By acknowledging that competing national identities, perceptions, and ideas play a major role in foreign policies, Perceptions of Cuba makes a significant contribution to our understanding of international relations. more...

  • Christopher Columbus's Naming in the 'diarios' of the Four Voyages (1492-1504)by Evelina Guzauskyte

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 65.00

    In this fascinating book, Evelina Gužauskytė uses the names Columbus gave to places in the Caribbean Basin as a way to examine the complex encounter between Europeans and the native inhabitants. more...

  • What She Go Doby Hope Munro

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    How women have expanded the creative reach of calypso, soca, and steelband music more...