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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf Worldby Dalia Antonia Muller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    During the violent years of war marking Cuba's final push for independence from Spain, over 3,000 Cuban emigres, men and women, rich and poor, fled to Mexico. But more than a safe haven, Mexico was a key site, Dalia Antonia Muller argues, from which the expatriates helped launch a mobile and politically active Cuban diaspora around the Gulf of Mexico.... more...

  • The Spy Who Loved Castroby Marita Lorenz

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.27

    Few can say they?ve seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she travelled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing to... more...

  • Cul de Sacby Paul Cheney

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    In the eighteenth century, the Cul de Sac plain in Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, was a vast open-air workhouse of sugar plantations. This microhistory of one plantation owned by the Ferron de la Ferronnayses, a family of Breton nobles, draws on remarkable archival finds to show that despite the wealth such plantations produced, they operated in a context... more...

  • The Experiential Caribbeanby Pablo F. Gómez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    Opening a window on a dynamic realm far beyond imperial courts, anatomical theaters, and learned societies, Pablo F. Gomez examines the strategies that Caribbean people used to create authoritative, experientially based knowledge about the human body and the natural world during the long seventeenth century. Gomez treats the early modern intellectual... more...

  • Memoir of My Youth in Cubaby Josep Conangla; Dolores J. Walker; Joaquín Roy

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Memoir of My Youth in Cuba: A Soldier in the Spanish Army during the Separatist War, 1895?1898 is a translation of the memoir Memorias de mi juventud en Cuba: Un soldado del ejército español en la guerra separatista (1895?1898) by Josep Conangla. The English edition is based on the Spanish version edited by Joaquín Roy, who found the memoir and... more...

  • Who Owns Haiti?by Robert Maguire; Scott Freeman

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 79.95

    "A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti."--Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti "Directly asks the provocative question... more...

  • Puerto Ricoby Jorge Duany

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 10.99

    Puerto Rico, acquired by the United States from Spain in 1898, has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its commonwealth status has been hotly debated since its establishment, and the pervasive presence of US power in the island's military, political, economic, and educational institutions is a source of constant tension.... more...

  • 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...

  • Poets and Prophets of the Resistanceby Joaquín M. Chávez

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Poets and Prophets of the Resistance offers a ground-up history and fresh interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that brought El Salvador to the eve of civil war in 1980. Challenging the dominant narrative that university students and political dissidents primarily formed the Salvadoran guerrillas, Joaquín Chávez considers the historical... 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...