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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Jah Kingdomby Monique A. Bedasse

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    From its beginnings in 1930s Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement has become a global presence. While the existing studies of the Rastafarian movement have primarily focused on its cultural expression through reggae music, art, and iconography, Monique A. Bedasse argues that repatriation to Africa represents the most important vehicle of Rastafari's international... more...

  • Those Who Passed Byby Eleanor Turnbull; Laura Brown

    Light Messages Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    In Those Who Passed By , veteran missionary Eleanor Turnbull traces the story of Haiti’s development by what happens along the Kenscoff Road and those who travel its bumps and curves. Throughout her nearly 70 years working in development and rural medical care, Eleanor met countless men and women who were just “passing by.” She soon learned that... more...

  • Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaicaby CharmaineA. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica is among the first Slavery Studies books - and the first in Art History - to juxtapose temperate and tropical slavery. Charmaine A. Nelson explores the central role of geography and its racialized representation as landscape art in imperial conquest. One could... more...

  • 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...

  • Jolly Roger Volume 1: No Man's Landby Gabriele Dolzadelli; Alexander Powell and Silvana Borghi

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 2.00

    1670. Among fights for the New World colonization and the commercial supremacy, a young Irishman named Sidvester O'Neill sets off for the Caribbean Sea heading to the isle of Puerto Dorado. He aims to find his brother Alexander, who left years before, and take him back home. But his journey will have unexpected implications. A secret hides in the darkness... 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 Ha?ti, the free black coffee farmer and Catholic mystic Romaine-la-Proph?tesse led a mass insurgency under revelatory instructions from the Virgin Mary, whom he claimed as his godmother. Aided by the French Catholic priest Abb? Ouvi?re, 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$ 11.99

    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...