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  • The History of Havanaby Dick Cluster; Rafael Hernández

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 48.00

    Co-authored by a Cuban and an American, this work is a comprehensive history of the culturally diverse city. Beginning with the founding of Havana in 1519, it explores the making of the city and its people through revolutions, art, economic development and the interplay of diverse societies. more...

  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 20.99

    Laurent Dubois is the author of Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution , a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2004. The Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University, Dubois has written on Haiti for the Los Angeles Times , The Nation , and the New Yorker Web site, among other publications,... more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • Pirates and Privateersby Tom Bowling

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 14.99

    From Robert Louis Stevenson?s Treasure Island to Errol Flynn in Captain Blood on to today?s Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in modern Western popular culture has long been with us. But of course pirates come in many guises, and not all of them as charming as Johnny Depp. Pirates are outlaws who move quickly, a form of lawlessness... more...

  • Why the Cocks Fightby Michele Wucker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 22.99

    Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the two countries... more...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers   Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men?John Chatterton and John Mattera?are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the... more...

  • The Last Soldiers of the Cold Warby Fernando Morais

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s. Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government... more...

  • Puerto Ricans in the Empireby Teresita A. Levy

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Most studies of Puerto Rico?s relations with the United States have focused on the sugar industry, recounting a tale of victimization and imperial abuse driven by the interests of U.S. sugar companies. But in Puerto Ricans in the Empire , Teresita A. Levy looks at a different agricultural sector, tobacco growing, and tells a story in which Puerto Ricans... more...

  • The History of Mary Princeby Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The first black woman to escape from slavery in the British colonies and publish a record of her experiences, Prince vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her 1828 escape in England. A straightforward, often poetic account of a struggle for freedom. more...

  • Island Possessedby Katherine Dunham

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.99

    Just as surely as Haiti is "possessed" by the gods and spirits of vaudun (voodoo), the island "possessed" Katherine Dunham when she first went there in 1936 to study dance and ritual. In this book, Dunham reveals how her anthropological research, her work in dance, and her fascination for the people and cults of Haiti worked their spell, catapulting... more...