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  • Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbeanby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Born in Trinidad, Eric Williams (1911-81) founded the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's first modern political party in 1956, led the country to independence from the British culminating in 1962, and became the nation's first prime minister. Before entering politics, he was a professor at Howard University and wrote several books, including the classic... more...

  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slaveryby Matt D. Childs

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the rebellion, situating it in local, colonial, imperial, and Atlantic World contexts. Childs explains... more...

  • The War of 1898by Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 25.99

    A century after the Cuban war for independence was fought, Louis Perez examines the meaning of the war of 1898 as represented in one hundred years of American historical writing. Offering both a critique of the conventional historiography and an alternate history of the war informed by Cuban sources, Perez explores the assumptions that have shaped... more...

  • From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cubaby Reinaldo Funes Monzote

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In this award-winning environmental history of Cuba since the age of Columbus, Reinaldo Funes Monzote emphasizes the two processes that have had the most dramatic impact on the island's landscape: deforestation and sugar cultivation. During the first 300 years of Spanish settlement, sugar plantations arose primarily in areas where forests had been... more...

  • Identity and Ideology in Haitiby Paul C. Mocombe

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 47.18

    Using a structurationist, phenomenological structuralism understanding of practical consciousness constitution as derived from what the author calls Haitian epistemology, Haitian/Vilokan Idealism, this book explores the nature and origins of the contemporary Haitian oppositional protest cry, "the children of Pétion v. the children of Dessalines."... more...

  • Concrete and Countrysideby Carmelo Esterrich

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2018; US$ 27.95

    From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, Puerto Rico was swept by a wave of modernization, transforming the island from a predominantly rural society to an unquestionably urban one. A curious paradox ensued, however. While the island underwent rapid urbanization, and the rhetoric of economic development reigned over official discourses, the newly installed... more...

  • Cuba libreby Tony Perrottet

    HarperCollins 2018; US$ 12.76

    Cómo una banda de guerrilleros autoentrenados derrocó a un dictador y cambió la historia del mundo. 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... more...

  • Colouring the Caribbeanby Mia L. Bagneris

    Manchester University Press 2018; US$ 114.99

    The first monographic study of the painter Agostino Brunias, this book offers a compelling, original analysis of his representation of race in the British colonial West Indies, reconsidering the way in which the artist's oeuvre has previously been understood. more...

  • Waiting for Snow in Havanaby Carlos Eire

    Free Press 2003; US$ 11.99

    “Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban.” In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana—exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro’s revolution. Winner of the National Book Award, this stunning memoir is a vibrant and evocative look at Latin America from a child’s unforgettable experience. Waiting... more...

  • Dual Legacies in the Contemporary Caribbeanby Paul Sutton

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.28

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...