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  • Cuba Women in Culture, Business & Travelby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Women often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in Cuban society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life. more...

  • The History of Puerto Ricoby Lisa Flores

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Drawing on dramatic recent developments in research, The History of Puerto Rico offers the most up-to-date and fully realized exploration of the island's past for students, travelers, and general readers alike. The History of Puerto Rico ranges from the earliest indigenous settlements to the reign of the Taino, from the centuries under Spanish... more...

  • The Dominican Republicby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Inhabited by the Taino Indians since the seventh century, the Dominican Republic became the site of the first European settlement in the Americas when Christopher Columbus claimed the island for Spain in 1492. Santo Domingo proudly boasts the first cathedral, fortress, hospital, monastery, university, palace, and streets in the Americas. Once ruled... more...

  • Tibesby L. Antonio Curet; Edwin Crespo-Torres; Lisa M. Stringer; L. Antonio Curet; Andrew Castor; Jeffrey B. Walker; Susan D. deFrance; Pedro Alvarado Zayas; Lee A. Newsom; Joshua M. Torres; Geoffrey DuChemin; Michelle J. LeFebvre; William J. Pestle; Carla S. Hadden; Jeffry D. Grigsby; Daniel Welch; Scott Rice-Snow; Melissa J. Castor; Richard H. Fluegeman; Lisa M. Stringer

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    The first comprehensive analysis of a strategically located ceremonial center on the island of Puerto Rico. The prehistoric civic-ceremonial center of Tibes is located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, just north of the modern coastal city of Ponce. Protected on two sides by a river, and on the other two sides by hills, this approximately 10.5-acre... more...

  • Democratic Insecuritiesby Erica James

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Democratic Insecurities focuses on the ethics of military and humanitarian intervention in Haiti during and after Haiti's 1991 coup. In this remarkable ethnography of violence, Erica Caple James explores the traumas of Haitian victims whose experiences were denied by U.S. officials and recognized only selectively by other humanitarian providers.... more...

  • Jamaicaby Bernard Martin Senior

    ABC-CLIO 1969; US$ 105.00

    Comprising Interesting Topics for Absent Proprietors, Merchants, etc., and Valuable Hints to Persons Intending To Emigrate to the Island: Also an Authentic Narrative of the Negro Insurrection in 1831; With a Faithful Detail of the Manners, Customs and Habits of the Colonists, and A Description of the Country, Climate, Productions, etc., Including an... more...

  • The Loss of El Doradoby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold. In this extraordinary and often gripping book, V. S. Naipaul?himself a native of Trinidad?shows how that delusion drew a small island into the vortex of world events, making it the object of Spanish... more...

  • The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinctionby Tony Castanha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 34.00

    One of the greatest myths ever told in Caribbean historiography is that the indigenous peoples who encountered a very lost Christopher Columbus are "extinct." This book debunks that myth through the uncovering of historical, ethnographical, and census data. The author reveals extensive narratives of Jíbaro Indian resistance and cultural continuity... more...

  • Black Power in Bermudaby Quito Swan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 36.00

    This book examines the impact of Black Power on the British colony of Bermuda, where the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor reflected the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society. more...

  • Havana Realby Yoani Sanchez

    Melville House 2011; US$ 16.95

    She's been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online?in disguise?at tourist hotspots. She's a blogger, she's a Cuban, and she's a worldwide sensation. Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means... more...