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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 23.29

    Clustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at what he mistook for India, and wrote in his journal of 'the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen,' the Caribbean has been the subject of fantasies, myths... more...

  • Suspect Freedomsby Nancy Raquel Mirabal

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    Beginning in the early nineteenth century, Cubans migrated to New York City to organize and protest against Spanish colonial rule.  While revolutionary wars raged in Cuba, expatriates envisioned, dissected, and redefined meanings of independence and nationhood. An underlying element was the concept of Cubanidad , a shared sense of what it meant to... more...

  • Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbeanby Nicole C. Bourbonnais

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book is a comprehensive history of reproductive politics and practice in the twentieth-century Anglophone Caribbean. more...

  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region?s common heritage to its fierce grip on the world?s imagination.   From the moment... more...

  • Jamaica in the 21st Centuryby Livingstone Thompson; Petal Thompson-Williams

    UPA 2016; US$ 26.99

    Trawling through public discourse and debates in Jamaica, this book distils and presents major issues that captured public attention at the onset of the 21st century. It is designed not only to aid memory but also to help us see the progress we have made and avoid reinvention of the wheel. more...

  • Culture and Emotional Economy of Migrationby Badri Narayan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book studies how the act of migration is a motivating constituent in the production of popular culture in both the homeland and the destination. It looks at the formations of cultures in the process of identity-making of approximately 200 million Indians scattered across the world, from colonial to contemporary times. The volume is an in-depth... more...

  • Cuba in War Timeby Richard Harding Davis; Frederic Remington

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 10.95

    Before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington to Cuba to cover the simmering rebellion. Remington grew restless at his post and assured his employer that nothing newsworthy was likely to occur; Hearst reputedly replied, "Please... more...

  • Creole in the Archiveby Roshini Kempadoo

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Explores creole discourse to re-conceptualize archive that is contemporaneous and centralizes the presence and imagery of the Caribbean figure. more...

  • Caribbean Historyby Toni Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    More centrally focused on the Caribbean than any other survey of the region, Caribbean History examines a wide range of topics to give students a thorough understanding of the region's history. The text favors a traditional, largely chronological approach to the study of Caribbean history, however, because it is impossible to be entirely chronological... more...

  • Seeking Imperialism's Embraceby Kristen Stromberg Childers

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    In 1946, the people of the French Antilles--the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe--chose the path of assimilation rather than independence from France. Their histories offer an important contrast to the wars of decolonization following World War II. Although Antilleans experienced profound disappointments with the process, the vote for... more...