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Caribbean & West Indies

  • The Revolution Is for the Childrenby Anita Casavantes Bradford

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962 more...

  • Why the Cocks Fightby Michele Wucker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the two countries... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Culturesby Daniel Balderston; Mike Gonzalez; Ana M. Lopez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 825.00

    This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television,... more...

  • The English-Americanby Thomas Gage; A. P. Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'Can be safely named unique and can never quite lose its value.' Times Literary Supplement. 'This should be bought not borrowed.' Saturday Review The publication in 1648 of the first authentic account of the provinces of New Spain and Central America by a well-known and educated Englishman excited widespread interest,... more...

  • The Golden Fleeceby Muriel Spark; Penelope Jardine

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 22.99

    The essays, reviews, memoirs, and other writings collected here for the first time conjure up one of the great critical imaginations of our time. The Golden Fleece , which takes its title from Spark?s first published essay, has four sections?Art & Poetry; Autobiography & Travel; Literature; and Religion, Politics & Philosophy?forming a kind of oblique... more...

  • Dominican Baseballby Alan Klein

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Pedro Martínez. Sammy Sosa. Manny Ramírez.  By 2000, Dominican baseball players were in every Major League clubhouse, and regularly winning every baseball award. In 2002, Omar Minaya became the first Dominican general manager of a Major League team. But how did this codependent relationship between MLB and Dominican talent arise and thrive?  ... more...

  • Exile and Revolutionby Gerald E. Poyo

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    José Dolores Poyo (1836-1911) was an activist, publisher, social critic, fundraiser, and foundational figure in the campaign for Cuban independence from Spain. His leadership and his mantra--"adelante la revolución" (forward the revolution)--mobilized an insurrectionist movement in Key West. His multidimensional grassroots work and his newspaper ... 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$ 79.99

    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$ 85.00

    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...

  • Freedom's Childrenby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    Freedom's Children: The 1938 Labor Rebellion and the Birth of Modern Jamaica more...