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Not for Everyday Use
Not for Everyday Use
by Elizabeth Nunez
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“Not for Everyday Use is a gorgeous tapestry of mourning and redemption. Nunez is an astonishing writer, approaching the page with both skill and heart. Her memories are well-deep and love-strong. With insights that are both sharp and tender, this... (read more)

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The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies
The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies
by Matthew Parker
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To those who travel there today, the West Indies are unspoiled paradise islands. Yet that image conceals a turbulent and shocking history. For some two hundred years after 1650, the West Indies were the strategic center of the Western world's greatest... (read more)

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Bacchanal: The Carnival Culture of Trinidad
Bacchanal: The Carnival Culture of Trinidad
by Peter Mason
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For two days each year Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain, hosts 'the greatest show on earth' - a raucous mix of music, costume and revelry known as Carnival. The festival has become more or less synonymous with the Caribbean island and is an intrinsic... (read more)

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The History of Mary Prince (Penguin Classics)
The History of Mary Prince (Penguin Classics)
by Mary Prince
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The first (1831) life of a black woman to be published in Britain. New in Penguin Classics.... (read more)

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Alabi's World (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History & Culture)
Alabi's World (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History & Culture)
by Richard Price
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Alabi's World relates the history of a nation founded by escaped slaves deep in the Latin American rain forest. It tells of the black men and women's bloody battles for independence, their uneasy truce with the colonial government, and the attempt of... (read more)

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Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
by Alex Von Tunzelmann
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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of Indian Summer During the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, the Caribbean was in crisis. While the United States and the Soviet Union acted out the worlds tensions on Cuba, Haiti, and the... (read more)

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Political Ecology of Bananas: Contract Farming, Peasants, and Agrarian Change in the Eastern Caribbean
Political Ecology of Bananas: Contract Farming, Peasants, and Agrarian Change in the Eastern Caribbean
by Lawrence S Grossman
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[A] tour de force in demonstrating the virtue of detailed local knowledge and of bringing "ecology" back into political ecology. Economic Geography [A] relatively rare outcome in which a highly theoretical work has clear human applications. Geographical... (read more)

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Brief History of the Caribbean (Rev 99 Edition)
Brief History of the Caribbean (Rev 99 Edition)
by Jan Rogozinski
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This comprehensive volume takes the reader and student through more than five hundred years of Caribbean history, beginning with Columbus's arrival in the Bahamas in 1492. A Brief History of the Caribbean traces the people and events that have marked... (read more)

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Parish Behind God's Back: The Changing Culture of Rural Barbados
Parish Behind God's Back: The Changing Culture of Rural Barbados
by George Gmelch
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One of the first things any visitor to Barbados notices is Barbadian youths wearing baseball caps and T-shirts sporting the logos of North American teams; and these days, one is more likely to find an American sitcom on television than a Caribbean... (read more)

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Contemporary Caribbean : History, Life and Culture Since 1945 (07 Edition)
Contemporary Caribbean : History, Life and Culture Since 1945 (07 Edition)
by Olwyn M. Blouet
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A comprehensive history of the Caribbean region since 1945, covering developments in culture, economics and politics.... (read more)

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A Concise History of the Caribbean. B.W. Higman (Cambridge Concise Histories)
A Concise History of the Caribbean. B.W. Higman (Cambridge Concise Histories)
by B W Higman
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A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of... (read more)

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The Caribbean Basin: An International History (New International History)
The Caribbean Basin: An International History (New International History)
by Stephen J Randall
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The Caribbean Basin: An International History provides a study of the entire Caribbean region, including Central America and the Caribbean coast of northern South America. It also offers analysis of: * the role of international intervention * the complex... (read more)

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Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados
Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados
by Hilary Beckles
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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
by Eric Williams
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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but... (read more)

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Bindi: The Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women
Bindi: The Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women
by Rosanne Kanhai
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In contemporary times, the bindi (red dot between the eyebrows) is decorative is well as religious, and is worn by women of any marital status, Hindu or non-Hindu, in India, its diaspora and globally. Rosanne Kanhai uses the bindi to characterize how... (read more)

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Paradise and Plantation: Tourism and Culture in the Anglophone Caribbean (New World Studies)
Paradise and Plantation: Tourism and Culture in the Anglophone Caribbean (New World Studies)
by Ian G Strachan
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Examining poetry, plays, novels, travelogues, magazine ads, postcards, posters, brochures, stamps, popular songs, paintings, and illustrations, Paradise and Plantation presents telling links between the myth of a Caribbean paradise and colonial... (read more)

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The Purloined Islands: Caribbean-U.S. Crosscurrents in Literature and Culture, 1880-1959 (New World Studies)
The Purloined Islands: Caribbean-U.S. Crosscurrents in Literature and Culture, 1880-1959 (New World Studies)
by Jeff Karem
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The Purloined Islands offers the first book-length exploration of literary and cultural exchanges between the United States and the Caribbean during the roughly eighty-year period of their greatest interaction, from the close of the Spanish-American War... (read more)

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Igniting the Caribbean's Past: Fire in British West Indian History
Igniting the Caribbean's Past: Fire in British West Indian History
by Bonham C Richardson
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Unlike the earthquakes and hurricanes that have influenced Caribbean history, the region's fires have almost always been caused by humans. Geographer Bonham C. Richardson explores the effects of fire in the social and ecological history of the British... (read more)

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The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, Related by Herself: Revised Edition
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, Related by Herself: Revised Edition
by Mary Prince
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Mary Prince was the first black British woman to escape from slavery and publish a record of her experiences. In this unique document, Mary Prince vividly recalls her life as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island, and Antigua, her rebellion against physical... (read more)

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Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
by Andrea Stuart
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In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time... (read more)

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