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- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00
In this concise yet comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and crisply written study, The Improbable Era places developments over the last three decades in Southern economics, politics, education, religion, the arts, and racial revolution into a disciplined framework that brings a measure of order to the perplexing chaos of this era of fundamental... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Written with young audiences in mind, the volume Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts is a rip-roaring tour through the history of the seagoing scallywags and outlaws who trolled the waters around what is now the United States. Though filled with interesting facts and historical nuggets, the narrative is engaging enough to ensnare the attention of... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
Many books have been written about Appalachia, but few have voiced its concerns with the warmth and directness of this one. From hundreds of interviews gathered by the Appalachian Oral History Project, editors Laurel Shackelford and Bill Weinberg have woven a rich verbal tapestry that portrays the people and the region in all their variety. The words... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 34.95
The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar ?a royal exemption that provided the privileges... more...
- Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76
En 1666 Exquemelin partió hacia América desde el puerto de El Havre en la nave San Juan, de la Compañía Francesa de las Indias Occidentales. El barco cayó en manos de los piratas y Exquemelin fue vendido como esclavo en la isla Tortuga. Durante su cautiverio aprendió de su amo el oficio de cirujano, y adoptó la Ley de la Costa siendo pirata. Así sirvió... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 56.00
Between 1921 and 1933, the United States moved from a policy of active intervention to a policy of noninterference in the internal political affairs of the Caribbean states. How the shift from the diplomacy of the Taft and Wilson administrations to the Good Neighbor policy of Franklin Roosevelt occurred is the subject of Dana Gardner Munro's book.... more...
- Zed Books 2007; US$ 25.95
The Caribbean stands out in the popular imagination as a 'place without history', a place which has somehow eluded modernity. Haiti is envisioned as being trapped in an endless cycle of violence and instability, Cuba as a 1950s time warp, Jamaicans as ganja-smoking Rastafarians, while numerous pristine, anonymous islands are simply peaceful... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
This book covers significant new ground, examining the impact and imprint of new leading technology on a range of popular expressions. This technology includes the internet, the computer, the cell phone, television, and radio, among others. Best argues that Caribbean culture has gone wireless, virtual, and simulated in the age of the machines. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
This book updates the 1989 volume 'Caribbean in World Affairs' providing a comprehensive and theoretically-grounded account of diplomatic developments in the Caribbean. The new material includes attention to the changed global setting, updated theoretical developments in foreign policy, and the inclusion of Haiti and Suriname. more...
- Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 24.95
When Americans seek an escape from the worries and dilemmas of everyday life, the crystal blue waters and white sands of the Caribbean islands seem like the answer to a prayer. Yet this image of a tourist?s paradise hides a tumultuous history marked by strife and division over race, political power, and economic inequality. Olwyn Blouet explores the... more...