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  • Suspect Freedomsby Nancy Raquel Mirabal

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    Beginning in the early nineteenth century, Cubans migrated to New York City to organize and protest against Spanish colonial rule.  While revolutionary wars raged in Cuba, expatriates envisioned, dissected, and redefined meanings of independence and nationhood. An underlying element was the concept of Cubanidad , a shared sense of what it meant to... more...

  • Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960by Gail Saunders

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 89.95 US$ 76.46

    One of the British Empire’s most isolated and poorest colonies, the Bahamas has never quite seen itself as part of the British West Indies nor vice versa. Although the Bahamas had class tensions similar to those found in other British colonial lands, Gail Saunders shows that racial tensions did not necessarily parallel those across the West Indies... more...

  • Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515?1900by Jason M Yaremko

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

    During the colonial period, thousands of North American Native peoples traveled to Cuba independently as traders, diplomats, missionary candidates, immigrants, or refugees; others were forcibly transported as captives, slaves, indentured laborers, or prisoners of war. Over the half millennium after Spanish contact, Cuba served as the principal destination... more...

  • The Colonial System Unveiledby Baron de Vastey; Chris Bongie

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    The first translation into English of ' Le Système colonial dévoilé ', the first systematic critique of colonialism ever written from the perspective of a colonized subject. more...

  • 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 US$ 34.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Campaign for the Sugar Islands, 1759by Marshall Smelser

    Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    In the battle for empire that was the Seven Years' War, France's Sugar Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique, were stakes as important as the Dominion of Canada. This book sketches the background strategy that led William Pitt to send an expedition to capture them, but it is chiefly the story of the campaign itself. Originally published in 1955. A UNC... more...