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  • The Struggle for Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republicby Jonathan Hartlyn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Over the past several decades, the Dominican Republic has experienced striking political stagnation in spite of dramatic socioeconomic transformations. In this work, Jonathan Hartlyn offers a new explanation for the country's political evolution, based on a broad comparative perspective. Hartlyn rejects cultural explanations unduly focused on... more...

  • Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Centuryby Alejandro de la Fuente

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world and an Atlantic center of shipping, commerce, and shipbuilding. Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides the... more...

  • From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cubaby Reinaldo Funes Monzote

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    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...

  • Blurred Bordersby Jorge Duany

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    In this comprehensive comparative study, Jorge Duany explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin. Chronicling these diasporas from the end of World War II to the present, Duany argues that each sending country's relationship to the United States... more...

  • The Louis A. Pérez Jr. Cuba Trilogy, Omnibus E-bookby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 74.99 US$ 63.74

    Louis A. Perez Jr. is one of the most influential historians of Cuba. Available for the first time as an Omnibus Ebook edition, this three-volume set brings together three of Perez's most acclaimed works on Cuba and its relations to the United States. This Omnibus Ebook contains: The War of 1898 presents both a critique of the conventional historiography... more...

  • Eating Puerto Ricoby Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.99

    Available for the first time in English, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra's magisterial history of the foods and eating habits of Puerto Rico unfolds into an examination of Puerto Rican society from the Spanish conquest to the present. Each chapter is centered on an iconic Puerto Rican foodstuff, from rice and cornmeal to beans, roots, herbs, fish, and meat.... more...

  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 17.00

    A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region’s common heritage to its fierce grip on the world’s imagination.   From the moment... more...

  • Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Dayby Eva Sansavior; Richard Scholar

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Caribbean Globalizations explores the relations between globalization and the Caribbean since 1492, when Columbus first arrived in the region, to the present day. more...

  • Seams of Empireby Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95 US$ 67.96

    Puerto Rico's colonial relationship with the United States and its history of intermixture of native, African, and Spanish inhabitants has prompted inconsistent narratives about race and power in the colonial territory. Departing from these accounts, early twentieth-century writers, journalists, and activists scrutinized both Puerto Rico's and the... more...

  • Fathers, Daughters, and Slavesby Doris Y. Kadish

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    This new study brings to life the unique contribution of French women during the early nineteenth century, a key period in the history of colonialism and slavery. It offers in-depth readings of works by five antislavery writers -- Germaine de Staël, Claire Duras, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Charlotte Dard and Sophie Doin. more...