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  • 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 US$ 55.25

    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...

  • A Jamaican Plantationby Michael Craton; James Walvin

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1970; Not Available

    The first complete history of a West Indian sugar estate; this is not just the story of a single Jamaican plantation and its people over three hundred years; the study reveals, in microcosm, the social and economic development of the area. 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...

  • 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...

  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 23.29

    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...

  • 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$ 73.95

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

  • Redefining Cuban Foreign Policyby H M Erisman; John M Kirk

    UPF 2002; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.21

    This book establishes the context for the radical restructuring of the country's international relations and looks at probable future developments. more...

  • Anarchism and Countercultural Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Cubaby Kirwin R Shaffer

    UPF 2001; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.21

    This is the first critical in-depth study of the anarchist movement in Cuba in the three decades after the republic's independence from Spain in 1898. more...