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Caribbean & West Indies

  • 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...

  • The Reinvention of Atlantic Slaveryby Daniel B. Rood

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery explores how, in an age of industry and abolition, ambitious planters in the Upper US South, Cuba, and Brazil expanded slavery by collaborating with a transnational group of chemists, engineers, and other "plantation experts" to assist them in adapting the technologies of the Industrial Revolution to suit "tropical"... more...

  • The Buccaneers of Americaby John Esquemeling

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Esquemeling served the Buccaneers as a barber-surgeon, and was present for all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main. A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed upon the coasts of the... more...

  • Familiar Strangerby Stuart Hall

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 35.24

    'This is a miracle of a book' George Lamming 'Compelling. Stuart Hall's story is the story of an age' Owen Jones 'Sometimes I feel I was the last colonial' This is the story, in his own words, of the extraordinary life of Stuart Hall: writer, thinker and one of the leading intellectual lights of his age. Growing up in a middle-class... more...

  • C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolutionby A. Javier Treviño

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    In C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution , A. Javier Trevino reconsiders the opinions, perspectives, and insights of the Cubans that Mills interviewed during his visit to the island in 1960. On returning to the United States, the esteemed and controversial sociologist wrote a small paperback on much of what he had heard and seen, which he published... more...

  • Istwa across the Waterby Toni Pressley-Sanon

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    "Untwines the aesthetic, sociohistorical, and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent."--Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle "A nonlinear, creative, powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves. What was disconnected is now remembered... more...

  • 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...