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Caribbean & West Indies

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...