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An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President
An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President
by Randall Robinson
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On February 29, 2004, the first democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was forced to leave his country. The president was kidnapped, along with his Haitian-American wife, by American soldiers and flown to the isolated Central... (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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Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Governors of the English-Speaking Caribbean and Puerto Rico: Conversations and Correspondence
Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Governors of the English-Speaking Caribbean and Puerto Rico: Conversations and Correspondence
by Robert Jackson Alexander
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With this volume, the eminent Latin Americanist Professor Robert J. Alexander concludes a five-volume collection of personal documents and conversations with the leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean. Compiled over a fifty year period, the volumes... (read more)

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The Caribbean After Grenada: Revolution, Conflict, and Democracy
The Caribbean After Grenada: Revolution, Conflict, and Democracy
by Scott B. Macdonald
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This latest of many Grenadian-inspired books provides a useful supplement to the exclusively Grenadian-oriented volumes of recent years. Six of the articles represent conflicting interpretations of Maurice Bishop's New Jewel Movement and the US invasion... (read more)

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Inna Di Dancehall: Popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica
Inna Di Dancehall: Popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica
by Donna P Hope
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This work provides an accessible account of a poorly understood aspect of Jamaican popular culture. It explores the socio-political meanings of Jamaica's dancehall culture. In particular, the book gives an account of the power relations within the... (read more)

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Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint
Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint
by Eugenio Matibag
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-261) and index.... (read more)

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Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista #3: A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution
Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista #3: A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution
by Jeremy D. Popkin
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This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti’s independence in 1804.Draws on the latest... (read more)

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First in Trinidad (Paria Classics)
First in Trinidad (Paria Classics)
by Michael Anthony
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First in Trinidad by Michael Anthony Entertaining and informative shorts stories about the first times things happened in Trinidad This publication marks the inauguration of Paria Classics, a series of re-publications of some of the most outstanding... (read more)

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Globalization and Neoliberalism the Caribbean Context
Globalization and Neoliberalism the Caribbean Context
by Thomas Klak
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How do recent trends toward globalization affect the Caribbean, a region whose suppliers, production, markets, and politics have been globalized for centuries? What is the status of neoliberal development policy in the Caribbean, where the rewards for... (read more)

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Contributions in Latin American Studies #4: Cuba and the Future
Contributions in Latin American Studies #4: Cuba and the Future
by Donald E. Schulz
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In Cuba and the Future, nine leading Cubanologists analyze the causes, nature, and scope of the Cuban crisis and assess the prospects for the future. They suggest that in spite of the severity of the crisis--which Castro himself calls the worst in the... (read more)

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Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature
Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature
by Christopher P. Iannini
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Drawing on letters, illustrations, engravings, and neglected manuscripts, Christopher Iannini connects two dramatic transformations in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world--the emergence and growth of the Caribbean plantation system and the rise of... (read more)

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The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated - Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated - Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
by James Stephen
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The lawyer and leading abolitionist James Stephen (1758-1832) published Volume 2 of The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated in 1830. The volume is an exposure of the cruel and oppressive practice of slavery in the British West Indies... (read more)

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The Book of Trinidad (Hardcover)
The Book of Trinidad (Hardcover)
by Gerard Besson
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We must remember... and we must remember everything. - Gerard BessonThe Book of Trinidad, a perennial favourite with Trinidadians all over the world, is an eclectic mix of travelogues, recipes, newspaper reports, official records, the seminal work of... (read more)

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Foundations of Despotism: Peasants, the Trujillo Regime, and Modernity in Dominican History
Foundations of Despotism: Peasants, the Trujillo Regime, and Modernity in Dominican History
by Richard Lee Turits
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This book explores the history of the Dominican Republic as it evolved from the first European colony in the Americas into a modern nation under the rule of Rafael Trujillo. It investigates the social foundations of Trujillos exceptionally enduring and... (read more)

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Omens of Adversity
Omens of Adversity
by David Scott
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Omens of Adversity is a profound critique of the experience of postcolonial, postsocialist temporality. The case study at its core is the demise of the Grenada Revolution (1979–1983), and the repercussions of its collapse. In the Anglophone... (read more)

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Cuba and the Politics of Passion
Cuba and the Politics of Passion
by Damian J. Fernandez
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Cuban politics has long been remarkable for its passionate intensity, and yet few scholars have explored the effect of emotions on political attitudes and action in Cuba or elsewhere. This book thus offers an important new approach by bringing feelings... (read more)

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Brief Notices of Hayti: With Its Condition, Resources, and Prospects.
Brief Notices of Hayti: With Its Condition, Resources, and Prospects.
by John Candler
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Title: Brief Notices of Hayti: with its condition, resources, and prospects.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries... (read more)

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The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro
The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro
by Humberto Fontova
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Fidel Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six. Alone among world leaders, Castro came to within... (read more)

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Cuban Revolution Reader: A Documentary History of 45 Key Moments in the Cuban Revolution
Cuban Revolution Reader: A Documentary History of 45 Key Moments in the Cuban Revolution
by Julio Garcia Luis
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A timely new publication assessing 50 years of the Cuban revolution.   The Cuban revolution was one of the defining moments of the 20th century, its influence reaching far beyond the shores of the tiny Caribbean island.   As Cuba marks the 50th... (read more)

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The Convict and the Colonel: A Story of Colonialism and Resistance in the Caribbean
The Convict and the Colonel: A Story of Colonialism and Resistance in the Caribbean
by Richard Price
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An election day massacre in colonial Martinique. A “mad” artist who lives in a cave. A satirical wooden bust of a white colonel. The artist’s banishment to the Devil’s Island penal colony for “impertinence.” And a... (read more)

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