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  • The Republic of Piratesby Colin Woodard

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    The Republic of Pirates features the 18th-century pirates Edward ?Blackbeard? Teach and ?Black Sam? Bellamy, both of whom rose from England's underclass to become wealthy, notorious, and enormously powerful. Along with their associates in the Bahamas-based "Flying Gang," Teach and Bellamy banded together to form a pirate cooperative, culminating... more...

  • The Night of the Ramblerby Montague Kobbé

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    A gorgeously written and highly entertaining debut novel about a small island's struggle for independence from Britain. more...

  • The Lunaticby Anthony C. Winkler

    Akashic Books 2007; US$ 15.95

    The first-ever US publication of this Caribbean classic upon which a feature film by the same title is based. more...

  • Disease, Resistance, and Liesby Dale T. Graden

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the early nineteenth century the major economic players of the Atlantic trade lanes -- the United States, Brazil, and Cuba -- witnessed explosive commercial growth. Commodities like cotton, coffee, and sugar contributed to the fantastic wealth of an elite few and the enslavement of many. As a result of an increased population and concurrent economic... more...

  • The Economic Aspect of the Abolition of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slaveryby Eric Williams; Dale W. Tomich; Jr. William Darity

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 87.99

    Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerful ideas in the influential and widely debated ... more...

  • The Queer Caribbean Speaksby Kofi Omoniyi Sylvanus Campbell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In most Caribbean countries homosexuality is still illegal and many outside of the region are unaware of how difficult life can be for gay men and lesbians. This book collects interviews with queer Caribbean writers, activists, and citizens and challenges the dominance of Euro-American theories in understanding global queerness. more...

  • Reproducing the British Caribbeanby Juanita De Barros

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery more...

  • Empire's Crossroadsby Carrie Gibson

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 9.42

    In Empire's Crossroads , Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of... more...

  • The Last Soldiers of the Cold Warby Fernando Morais

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s. Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government... more...

  • Hidden Cubaby Jack Watson

    Atlantic Publishing Group Inc 2014; US$ 19.98

    Renowned American photographer Jack Watson traveled to Cuba on a legal humanitarian visa. He chronicled his journey with breathtaking, and often heartbreaking, images of the Cuban people, cites, and countryside. more...