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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Say to These Mountainsby Elizabeth Turnbull

    Light Messages Publishing 2017; US$ 7.99

    Through the true story of Wallace Turnbull, one of Haiti’s pioneers in development and missions, Say To These Mountains takes readers on a journey where grace and beauty shine into even the tightest crevices of brokenness, poverty, and loss. Over the course of 70 years, Wallace’s work changed countless lives and influenced national policy in both... more...

  • Sugar and Railroadsby Oscar Zanetti; Alejandro Garcia

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Though Cuba was among the first countries in the world to utilize rail transport, the history of its railroads has been little studied. This English translation of the prize-winning Caminos para el azucar traces the story of railroads in Cuba from their introduction in the nineteenth century through the 1959 Revolution. More broadly, the book... more...

  • American Tropicsby Megan Raby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the southward expansion of U.S. empire at the turn of the twentieth century, Megan Raby details how ecologists took advantage of growing U.S. landholdings in the... more...

  • Sovereign Actsby Katherine A. Zien

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Sovereign Acts explores how artists, activists, and audiences performed and interpreted sovereignty struggles in the Panama Canal Zone over the last century. By demonstrating the place of performance in the legal landscape of U.S. Empire, Zien transforms our understanding of U.S. imperialism in the Panama Canal Zone and the Caribbean.   more...

  • Cuba Libreby Philip Brenner; Peter Eisner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.00

    This timely book provides a balanced and deeply knowledgeable introduction to Cuba since 1492. Tracing the island’s history over 500 years, the authors provide a focused overview of Cuba’s long struggle for independence—from Spain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and today from the pressures of global forces. more...

  • Jah Kingdomby Monique A. Bedasse

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    From its beginnings in 1930s Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement has become a global presence. While the existing studies of the Rastafarian movement have primarily focused on its cultural expression through reggae music, art, and iconography, Monique A. Bedasse argues that repatriation to Africa represents the most important vehicle of Rastafari's international... more...

  • Those Who Passed Byby Eleanor Turnbull; Laura Brown

    Light Messages Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    In Those Who Passed By , veteran missionary Eleanor Turnbull traces the story of Haiti’s development by what happens along the Kenscoff Road and those who travel its bumps and curves. Throughout her nearly 70 years working in development and rural medical care, Eleanor met countless men and women who were just “passing by.” She soon learned that... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cubaby DK Travel

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    Make the most of the culture and sights of this vibrant country as you discover the most interesting things to do in Cuba, from exploring the colonial streets of Old Havana, to soaking up the sun at Cayo Santa Mari´a, to biking through the lush hinterland of Soroa. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cuba features expert recommendations, itinerary... more...

  • Haiti and the Uses of Americaby Chantalle F. Verna

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America , Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries.   more...

  • Steelpan Ambassadorsby Andrew R. Martin

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    The lost, melodious history of a Cold War drumbeat that harmonized Caribbean steel with the best of America more...