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  • The Pirate Kingby Graham A. Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    A compelling account of history's most famous pirate. The Pirate King is the compelling true story of a Welshman who became one of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. The inspiration for dozens of fictionalized pirates in film, television, and literatureas well the namesake of one of the world?s most popular rum... more...

  • Hidden Mickeys Go To Seaby Steven M. Barrett

    The Intrepid Traveler 2015; US$ 6.99

    Images of Mickey Mouse are hidden all around the Disney Cruise Line?s four ships. Searching for them adds extra fun to any Disney cruise. In this new edition, "Hidden Mickey Guy" Barrett, brings his sea-going guide up-to-date with all the latest sightings on the Disney Magic, the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, and the Disney Wonder, as well as... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Purchasing Whitenessby Ann Twinam

    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...

  • Our Appalachiaby Laurel Shackelford; Bill Weinberg

    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...

  • The Appalachian Photographs of Earl Palmerby Jean Haskell Speer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    For more than fifty years mountain-born Earl Palmer traveled the Southern Appalachians with his camera, recording his personal vision of the mountain people and their heritage. Over these year he created, in several thousand photographs, a distinctive body of work that affirms a traditional image of Appalachia -- a region of great natural beauty inhabited... more...

  • The Disputatious Caribbeanby Sarah Barber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This history of the 'Torrid Zone' offers a comprehensive and powerfully rich exploration of the 17th century Anglophone Atlantic world, overturning British and American historiographies and offering instead a vernacular history that skillfully negotiates diverse locations, periodizations, and the fraught waters of ethnicity and gender. more...

  • Reimagining the Caribbeanby Valérie Orlando; Sandra Cypess; Cécile Accilien; Aude Dieudé; Anne M. François; Véronique Maisier; Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; Elizabeth Russ; Krista Slagle; Camilla Stevens; Joseph Cantave

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This volume brings together scholars working in different languages?Creole, French, English, Spanish?and modes of cultural production?literature, art, film, music?to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom. more...

  • 10 Amazing Piratesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Arr matey! Do you want to know all about the ten most fantastic, fearsome and famous pirates of all time? Dare you read of how Francois L’Olonnais ripped out a man’s heart with his bare hands then gnawed at it like a ravenous wolf? And what of Sir Henry Morgan - callous pirate or loyal privateer? How did Cheung Po Tsai build up a fleet of... more...

  • The Connected Caribbeanby Angus A. A. Mol

    Sidestone Press 2014; US$ 28.50

    The modern-day Caribbean is a stunningly diverse but also intricately interconnected geo-cultural region, resulting partly from the islands’ shared colonial histories and an increasingly globalizing economy. Perhaps more importantly, before the encounter between the New and Old World took place, the indigenous societies and cultures of the pre-colonial... more...