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  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 15.79

    Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing AwardsClustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at what he mistook for India, and wrote in his journal of 'the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever... more...

  • Cuba in War Timeby Richard Harding Davis; Frederic Remington

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 10.95

    This controversial 1898 book played an integral part in the United States' involvement in the Spanish-American War. Vibrant firsthand reports by a popular reporter are illustrated by famed artist Frederic Remington. more...

  • In the Castle of My Skinby George Lamming

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    In a sleepy fishing village in 1930s Barbados, nine-year-old G. leads a life of quiet mischief. While the village lies tranquil in the shadow of its English landlord, Mr Creighton, and his towering house on the hill, G. makes his own fun, crab catching, teasing preachers, and playing among the pumpkin vines. Yet from this world of boyish pursuits,... more...

  • Cul de Sacby Paul Cheney

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    In the eighteenth century, the Cul de Sac plain in Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, was a vast open-air workhouse of sugar plantations. This microhistory of one plantation owned by the Ferron de la Ferronnayses, a family of Breton nobles, draws on remarkable archival finds to show that despite the wealth such plantations produced, they operated in a context... more...

  • Sweetness and Powerby Sidney W. Mintz

    Penguin Publishing Group 1986; US$ 18.00

    A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the... more...

  • Cuba libreby Tony Perrottet

    HarperCollins Español 2018; US$ 12.74

    Este libro describe cómo un grupo de revolucionarios, muchos de ellos jóvenes privilegiados recién egresados de la universidad, especializados en literatura y jóvenes abogados, se transformaron en guerrilleros de la selva y derrotaron a 50.000 soldados profesionalmente entrenados y equipados para derrocar al dictador Fulgencio Batista, apoyado por... more...

  • Captured by Piratesby John Richard Stephens; Captain Sabins; Aaron Smith; Captain Jacob Dunham; John Battis; Captain John Butman; Captain Barnabas Lincoln; Captain William Snelgrave; Captain Z. G. Lamson; Captain J. Evans; Captain George Roberts; Lucretia Parker; Jr. Philip Ashton; Richard Glasspoole; Fernão Mendez Pinto; Saint Vincent de Paul; Captain John Stairs; Captain Rufus Frink; Daniel Collins; John Fillmore; Captain Samuel Samuels

    Fern Canyon Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Pirates are primarily known for their swashbuckling attitudes, their freebooting lifestyle, their high-seas adventures and their stolen treasure, but their victims tend to be forgotten. These are the innocent and not-so-innocent voyagers who find themselves suddenly snatched up, brutalized, and franticly struggling to save their own lives. Many were... more...

  • Sugar, Cigars, and Revolutionby Lisandro Pérez

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 35.00

    The dramatic story of the origins of the Cuban community in nineteenth-century New York.  More than one hundred years before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 sparked an exodus that created today’s prominent Cuban American presence, Cubans were settling in New York City in what became largest community of Latin Americans in the nineteenth-century Northeast.... more...

  • Colonial Phantomsby Dixa Ramírez

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    Highlights the histories and cultural expressions of the Dominican people  Using a blend of historical and literary analysis, Colonial Phantoms reveals how Western discourses have ghosted—miscategorized or erased—the Dominican Republic since the nineteenth century despite its central place in the architecture of the Americas. Through a variety... more...

  • Paradise Destroyedby Christopher M. Church

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 65.00

    Over a span of thirty years in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe endured natural catastrophes from all the elements—earth, wind, fire, and water—as well as a collapsing sugar industry, civil unrest, and political intrigue. These disasters thrust a long history of societal... more...