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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Listen, Yankee!by Tom Hayden

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    ?Over half a century after C. Wright Mills published his remarkable account of the Cuban Revolution,  Listen, Yankee! , Tom Hayden continues the conversation. Hayden was there at the beginning. Inspired by the struggle for freedom in Cuba, Hayden pushed the New Left in the US to think about the larger world. And he is here at the end?or at least the... more...

  • War Against All Puerto Ricansby Nelson A Denis

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    Nelson A. Denis  was the editorial director of  El Diario , the largest Spanish-language newspaper in NYC, and won the Best Editorial Writing award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, Denis served as a New York State Assemblyman (1997-2001) and has written for the  New York... more...

  • The History of Cubaby Clifford Staten

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    A thorough examination of the history of Cuba, focusing primarily on the period from the revolution in 1959 to the present day. more...

  • Scotland and the Caribbean, c.1740-1833by Michael Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book participates in the modern recovery of the memory of the long-forgotten relationship between Scotland and the Caribbean. Drawing on theoretical paradigms of world literature and transnationalism, it argues that Caribbean slavery profoundly shaped Scotland?s economic, social and cultural development, and draws out the implications for current... more...

  • Silencing the Past (20th anniversary edition)by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    Foreword by Hazel V. Carby   A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar   Michel-Rolph Trouillot places the West?s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history, the Haitian Revolution, alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo and Christopher... more...

  • Transition 111by Indiana University Press Journals

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the African Diaspora and has remained a leading... more...

  • The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crewsby Captain Charles Johnson; C. Lovat Fraser

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    There is a fascination surrounding the subject of pirates and pirate lore that centers around the romanticized impression of lawless, brutal ruffians pillaging ships, hunting for gold and treasure, and traveling in massive ships waving the skull-and-bones flag. The golden age of piracy produced many grandiose and notorious characters whose incredible... more...

  • Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrinaby Stuart B. Schwartz

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region?s history,... more...

  • The Negro in the French West Indiesby Shelby T. McCloy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the research for his book on the opportunities of the black population in Metropolitan France, Shelby T. McCloy found the treatment accorded to people of color in the French colonies so significantly different as to warrant a separate book. This historical study examines the black experience in the French West Indies -- the islands of Martinique,... more...

  • The Yankee Comandanteby Michael Sallah; Mitch Weiss

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the... more...