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- The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 28.00
Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, Gloria Garcia Rodriguez's study presents a compelling overview of African slavery in Cuba and its relationship to the plantation system that was the economic center of the New World. A major essay by Garcia, who has done decades of archival research on Cuban slavery, introduces the work, providing... 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 30.95
This compilation, by an international grouping of scholars, focuses on the nature of Caribbean rock art or rock graphics and makes clear the region's substantial and distinctive rock art tradition. Thorough and comparative, it includes data on the history of rock graphic research, the nature of the assemblages (image numbers, types, locations),... more...
- Ruka Press 2011; US$ 13.95
Taking the reader from the mountains of Appalachia to a coffee plantation near Bogotá, Colombia, this investigation into the plight of the cerulean warbler?a tiny migratory songbird?describes its struggle to survive in ever-shrinking bands of suitable habitat. This elusive creature?a favorite among bird watchers and the fastest-declining warbler... more...
- House of Stratus 2013; US$ 9.99
'Morgan the Pirate' is associated with the trappings of pirate living - skull and crossbones, pieces of eight, almost 'with a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum'. Yet if this was true, why did Charles II knight him and why was he given the governorship of Jamaica? In this authoritative biography, Dudley Pope lays to rest the popularised image. more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 49.95
The Fear of French Negroes is an interdisciplinary study that explores how people of African descent responded to the collapse and reconsolidation of colonial life in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1845). Using visual culture, popular music and dance, periodical literature, historical memoirs, and state papers, Sara E. Johnson examines... more...
- Scribner 2001; US$ 16.99
The Old South is slow to give up its secrets. Though satellite dishes outnumber banjo players a thousand to one, most traditions haven't died; they've just gone into hiding. Cockfighting is illegal in forty-eight states, yet there are three national cockfighting magazines and cockpits in even the most tranquil communities. Homemade liquor has been... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades?and brought it to its knees. Empire of Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a twenty-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean in the... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96
By joining a diaspora, a society may begin to change its religious, ethnic, and even racial identifications by rethinking its "pasts." This pioneering multisite ethnography explores how this phenomenon is affecting the remarkable religion of the Garifuna, historically known as the Black Caribs, from the Central American coast of the Caribbean. It is... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 19.95
This book seeks to debunk eleven popular and prevalent myths about Caribbean history. Using archaeological evidence, it corrects many previous misconceptions promulgated by history books and oral tradition as they specifically relate to the pre-Colonial and European-contact periods. It informs popular audiences, as well as scholars, about the current... more...