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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Guerra Contra Todos los Puertorriqueñosby Nelson A Denis

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    Prepárese para ser enfurecido. Una lectura obligada y reveladora.? Robert Domínguez, New York Daily News En 1950, después de cincuenta años de ocupación militar y gobierno colonial, el Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico montó una fallida revolución armada contra Estados Unidos. La violencia arraso con la isla: comandos nacionalistas fueron enviados... more...

  • Fighting over Fidelby Rafael Rojas; Carl Good

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    New York in the 1960s was a hotbed for progressive causes of every stripe, including women?s liberation, civil rights, opposition to the Vietnam War?and the Cuban Revolution. Fighting over Fidel brings this turbulent cultural moment to life by telling the story of the New York intellectuals who championed and opposed Castro?s revolution. Setting... more...

  • Race, Reality, and Realpolitikby Jeffrey Sommers; Patrick Delices

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    The year 2015 marked the centennial of the 1915 United States occupation of Haiti and Haiti?s resistance to that signal event in its history. This study surveys the issues of economics, race, and realpolitik embedded in the political economy of U.S. interactions with Haiti that resulted in occupation. more...

  • Race, Class, and the Politics of Decolonizationby Colin Clarke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This book offers a detailed picture of Jamaica before and after independence. A 1961 journal sheds light on the political and social context before independence, while a 1968 journal shows how independence dissolved dissident forces and identifies the origins of Jamaica's current two party politics. more...

  • Planters, Merchants, and Slavesby Trevor Burnard

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    As with any enterprise involving violence and lots of money, running a plantation in early British America was a serious and brutal enterprise. Beyond resources and weapons, a plantation required a significant force of cruel and rapacious men?men who, as Trevor Burnard sees it, lacked any better options for making money. In the contentious Planters,... more...

  • Resisting Paradiseby Angelique V. Nixon

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    How Caribbean artists and activists counteract the apparently irresistible lure of the tourist dollar more...

  • City of Islandsby Tammy L. Brown

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 60.00

    How Caribbean thinkers have broadly influenced American culture and the quest for racial justice more...

  • The Pirate Kingby Graham A. Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    A compelling account of history's most famous pirate. The Pirate King is the compelling true story of a Welshman who became one of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. The inspiration for dozens of fictionalized pirates in film, television, and literatureas well the namesake of one of the world?s most popular rum... more...

  • Stellaby Emeric Bergeaud; Christen Mucher; Lesley S. Curtis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    Stella , first published in 1859, is an imaginative retelling of Haiti?s fight for independence from slavery and French colonialism.  Set during the years of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804),  Stella  tells the story of two brothers, Romulus and Remus, who help transform their homeland from the French colony of Saint-Domingue to the independent... more...

  • Contrary Destiniesby Leon D. Pamphile

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 69.95

    In 1915, United States Marines arrived in Haiti to safeguard lives and property from the political instability of the time. While there, the Marine Corps controlled everything from finance to education, from health care to public works and built an army, ?La Garde d?Haiti,? to maintain the changes it implemented. For one hundred years, the decisions... more...