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Caribbean & West Indies

  • An Islandwide Struggle for Freedomby Graham T. Nessler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution as both an islandwide and a circum-Caribbean phenomenon, Graham Nessler examines the intertwined histories of Saint-Domingue, the French colony that became Haiti, and Santo Domingo, the Spanish colony that became the Dominican Republic. Tracing conflicts over the terms and boundaries of territory, liberty, and... more...

  • Cuba's Baseball Defectorsby Peter C. Bjarkman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    Peter C. Bjarkman has traveled to all corners of Cuba covering baseball, from their early Olympic baseball triumphs to the recent domestic economic crises that have spurred an increasing number of Cuban stars to abandon their homeland. Having enjoyed rare access and personally knowing most of the top Cuban stars, Bjarkman reveals the complete story... more...

  • Cuba and the U.S. Empireby Jane Franklin; Noam Chomsky

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 21.25

    The 1959 Cuban Revolution remains one of the signal events of modern political history. A tiny island, once a de facto colony of the United States, declared its independence, not just from the imperial behemoth ninety miles to the north, but also from global capitalism itself. Cuba?s many achievements ? in education, health care, medical technology,... more...

  • Social Composition of the Dominican Republicby Juan Bosch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Composición social dominicana (Social Composition of the Dominican Republic), first published in 1970 in Spanish, and translated into English here for the first time, discusses the changing structure of social classes and groups in Dominican society from the first encounter between Europeans and Natives until the mid-twentieth century. This influential... more...

  • On the Way Backby Montague Kobbé

    Akashic Books 2016; US$ 4.99

    A comically failed business venture on the island of Anguilla echoing both Herman Wouk and A Confederacy of Dunces . more...

  • Havana: Autobiography of a Cityby Alfredo José Estrada

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    Alfredo José Estrada's intimate ties to Havana form the basis for this "autobiography," written as though from the city's own heart. Covering the island's five hundred year history, Estrada portrays the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, including José Martí, martyr for Cuban independence; and Ernest Hemingway, the most American... more...

  • Dividing Hispaniolaby Edward Paulino

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The island of Hispaniola is split by a border that divides the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This border has been historically contested and largely porous. Dividing Hispaniola is a study of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo?s scheme, during the mid-twentieth century, to create and reinforce a buffer zone on this border through the establishment... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...