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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Defining the Caymanian Identityby Christopher A. Williams

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book analyzes the factions and schisms surging throughout the multicultural, multiethnic, and polarized Cayman Islands to identify who or what is considered a Caymanian. Caymanian traditions have all but been eclipsed, often due to incoming, overpowering cultural sensibilities; with this idea in mind, Williams investigates the pervasive effects... more...

  • Revolution within the Revolutionby Michelle Chase

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A handful of celebrated photographs show armed female Cuban insurgents alongside their companeros in Cuba's remote mountains during the revolutionary struggle. However, the story of women's part in the struggle's success has only now received comprehensive consideration in Michelle Chase's history of women and gender politics in revolutionary Cuba.... more...

  • 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...

  • Haitian Connections in the Atlantic Worldby Julia Gaffield

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    On January 1, 1804, Haiti shocked the world by declaring independence. Historians have long portrayed Haiti's postrevolutionary period as one during which the international community rejected Haiti's Declaration of Independence and adopted a policy of isolation designed to contain the impact of the world's only successful slave revolution. Julia Gaffield,... more...

  • Back Channel to Cubaby William M. LeoGrande; Peter Kornbluh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    History is being made in U.S.-Cuban relations. Now in paperback and updated to tell the real story behind the stunning December 17, 2014, announcement by President Obama and President Castro of their move to restore full diplomatic relations, this powerful book is essential to understanding ongoing efforts toward normalization in a new era of engagement.... more...