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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Haiti and the Uses of Americaby Chantalle F. Verna

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America , Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries.   more...

  • Steelpan Ambassadorsby Andrew R. Martin

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    The lost, melodious history of a Cold War drumbeat that harmonized Caribbean steel with the best of America more...

  • In the Castle of My Skinby George Lamming

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    In a sleepy fishing village in 1930s Barbados, nine-year-old G. leads a life of quiet mischief. While the village lies tranquil in the shadow of its English landlord, Mr Creighton, and his towering house on the hill, G. makes his own fun, crab catching, teasing preachers, and playing among the pumpkin vines. Yet from this world of boyish pursuits,... more...

  • The Priest and the Prophetessby Terry Rey

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    In 1791 Haïti, the free black coffee farmer and Catholic mystic Romaine-la-Prophétesse led a mass insurgency under revelatory instructions from the Virgin Mary, whom he claimed as his godmother. Aided by the French Catholic priest Abbé Ouvière, Romaine would go on to conquer two coastal cities. Through their intertwined stories, Terry Rey offers a... more...

  • The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slaveby Mary Prince

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library 2017; US$ 9.99

    Mary Prince's narrative was one of the earliest to reveal the ugly truths about slavery in the West Indies to an English reading public that was largely unaware of its atrocities. Prince was born in Bermuda to an enslaved family. She spent her early life in harsh conditions and was eventually sold to John Adams Wood of Antigua, working as his domestic... more...

  • Connecting Historiesby Bonnie Thomas

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    A comprehensive introduction to five Caribbean writers and their confrontation with trauma more...

  • Bankers and Empireby Peter James Hudson

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. The precursors to institutions like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and lesser-known financial entities, sought to push out... more...

  • Freedom and Resistanceby Christopher Curry

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    "Brilliant. Puts the Bahamas on the map with Jamaica, Antigua, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone as sites where black refugees who fled the American victory in the War of Independence added mightily to the economy and religious life in their new homes."--John Saillant, author of Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833... more...

  • The Paradox of Paternalismby Elizabeth S Manley

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 89.95

    "An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women's multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism--widely defined--as a powerful political force."--Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood "An engaging overview of the role played by women in supporting and contesting authoritarian regimes in the twentieth-century... more...

  • Surviving Spanish Conquestby Karen F. Anderson-Córdova

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 64.95

    Surviving Spanish Conquest reveals the transformation that occurred in Indian communities during the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico from 1492 to 1550. In Surviving Spanish Conquest: Indian Fight, Flight, and Cultural Transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico , Karen F. Anderson-Córdova draws on archaeological, historical,... more...