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  • Our Landless Patriaby Rosa E. Carrasquillo

    UNP - Nebraska 2006; US$ 19.95

    Our Landless Patria examines issues of race and citizenship in Puerto Rico, tracing how the process of land privatization accelerated a series of struggles for natural resources between the poorest sectors of society and the landed elite. The laws of privatization favored the landed elite and barred former slaves and their descendants from obtaining... more...

  • Jolly Roger - La tierra de nadie - Volumen Iby Gabriele Dolzadelli; laura faccio

    Gabriele Dolzadelli 2017; US$ 2.00

    1670. En un clima de enfrentamientos por la colonización del Nuevo Mundo y por la supremacía comercial, Sidvester O’Neill, un joven irlandés viaja por el Mar Caribe con destino a la isla de Puerto Dorado.  El objetivo, encontrar a su hermano Alexander, quien había partido un año antes, y regresar con él a Irlanda. Pero el viaje tomará un giro inesperado.... more...

  • Jolly Roger Volume 1: No Man's Landby Gabriele Dolzadelli; Alexander Powell and Silvana Borghi

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 2.00

    1670. Among fights for the New World colonization and the commercial supremacy, a young Irishman named Sidvester O'Neill sets off for the Caribbean Sea heading to the isle of Puerto Dorado. He aims to find his brother Alexander, who left years before, and take him back home. But his journey will have unexpected implications. A secret hides in the darkness... more...

  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 14.70

    A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long... more...

  • Dominican Baseballby Alan Klein

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Pedro Martínez. Sammy Sosa. Manny Ramírez.  By 2000, Dominican baseball players were in every Major League clubhouse, and regularly winning every baseball award. In 2002, Omar Minaya became the first Dominican general manager of a Major League team. But how did this codependent relationship between MLB and Dominican talent arise and thrive? ... more...

  • The Caribbean Novel since 1945by Michael Niblett

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00

    The Caribbean Novel Since 1945 offers a comparative analysis of fiction from across the pan-Caribbean, exploring the relationship between literary form, cultural practice, and the nation-state. Engaging with the historical and political impact of capitalist imperialism, decolonization, class struggle, ethnic conflict, and gender relations, it considers... more...

  • Defining the Caymanian Identityby Christopher A. Williams

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 44.50

    This book analyzes the factions and schisms surging throughout the multicultural, multiethnic, and polarized Cayman Islands to identify who or what is considered a Caymanian. Caymanian traditions have all but been eclipsed, often due to incoming, overpowering cultural sensibilities; with this idea in mind, Williams investigates the pervasive effects... more...

  • Havana: Autobiography of a Cityby Alfredo José Estrada

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 6.79

    Alfredo José Estrada's intimate ties to Havana form the basis for this "autobiography," written as though from the city's own heart. Covering the island's five hundred year history, Estrada portrays the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, including José Martí, martyr for Cuban independence; and Ernest Hemingway, the most American... more...

  • 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...

  • Cuba in the American Imaginationby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    For more than two hundred years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images--Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. Louis A. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the... more...