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Clash of Cultures: America's Educational Strategies in Occupied Haiti, 1915d1934
Clash of Cultures: America's Educational Strategies in Occupied Haiti, 1915d1934
by Leon D. Pamphile
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Clash of Cultures retraces the United States intervention and occupation of Haiti for two decades, 1915D1934 and highlights the patterns of racism which permeated educational aims and objectives pursued by American bureaucrats.... (read more)

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Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti
by Amy Wilentz
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The Rainy Season, Amy Wilentz's award-winning 1989 portrait of Haiti after the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier, was praised in the New York Times Book Review as “a remarkable account of a journalists transformation by her subject.” In her... (read more)

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Indigenous People of the Caribbean (97 Edition)
Indigenous People of the Caribbean (97 Edition)
by Samuel M. Wilson
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"A survey of the current state of study of indigenous Caribbean people by archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists. . . . Emphasizes that even though indigenous people were the victims of genocide, they helped to establish a persistent... (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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Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy
Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy
by Carlos Eire
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In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older... (read more)

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Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone
Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone
by Carol Boyce Davies
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Drawing on both personal experience and critical theory, Carole Boyce Davies illuminates the dynamic complexity of Caribbean culture and traces its migratory patterns throughout the Americas. Both a memoir and a scholarly study, Caribbean Spaces: Escapes... (read more)

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The Post-Columbus Syndrome: Identities, Cultural Nationalism, and Commemorations in the Caribbean (New Caribbean Studies)
The Post-Columbus Syndrome: Identities, Cultural Nationalism, and Commemorations in the Caribbean (New Caribbean Studies)
by Fabienne Viala
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Reflecting on the relationship between memory, power, and national identity, The Post-Columbus Syndrome examines the complex reactions of the people of the Caribbean to the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of the New World. Feeling... (read more)

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A Treatise on the Stability of Ships (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
A Treatise on the Stability of Ships (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
by Edward James Reed
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Sir Edward James Reed (1830-1906) was appointed chief constructor of the Navy in 1863, and later founded his own ship design consultancy. He pioneered the methodical use of scientific calculations to determine a ship's weight, strength and stability, and... (read more)

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Puerto Ricans in the Empire: Tobacco Growers and U.S. Colonialism / Teresita A. Levy
Puerto Ricans in the Empire: Tobacco Growers and U.S. Colonialism / Teresita A. Levy
by Teresita A. Levy
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Most studies of Puerto Ricoandrsquo;s relations with the United States have focused on the sugar industry, recounting a tale of victimization and imperial abuse driven by the interests of U.S. sugar companies. But inPuerto Ricans in the Empire, Teresita... (read more)

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The History, Civil and Commercial, of the West Indies - Volume 4 (Cambridge Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition)
The History, Civil and Commercial, of the West Indies - Volume 4 (Cambridge Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition)
by Bryan Edwards
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Bryan Edwards (1743-1800) was a wealthy West Indian planter, politician and historian. He vigorously opposed the abolition of the slave trade, since the sugar industry relied heavily on it. His most important work was The History, Civil and Commercial... (read more)

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The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804 (Atlantic Crossings)
The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804 (Atlantic Crossings)
by Philippe R. Girard
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Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4To a contemporary audience, Haiti brings to mind Voodoo spells, Tontons Macoutes, and boat people--nothing worth fighting over. Two centuries ago, however, Haiti, then known as Saint... (read more)

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C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain (C. L. R. James Archives)
C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain (C. L. R. James Archives)
by Christian Hgsbjerg
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C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain chronicles the life and work of the Trinidadian intellectual and writer C. L. R. James during his first extended stay in Britain, from 1932 to 1938. It reveals the radicalizing effect of this critical period on Jamesand#... (read more)

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Pamphlets on West Indian Slavery (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
Pamphlets on West Indian Slavery (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
by Elizabeth Heyrick
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This book contains two pamphlets showing two opposed points of view on the slavery question. British philanthropist Elizabeth Heyrick (1769 1831) was a strong supporter of complete emancipation for slaves in the British West Indies, and published... (read more)

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Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures #29: Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literature: Remitting the Text
Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures #29: Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literature: Remitting the Text
by Kezia Page
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Page casts light on the role of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page's historical, socio-cultural study responds to the general trend in migration... (read more)

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Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 193-1962
Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 193-1962
by Jason C. Parker
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Jason C. Parker is Assistant Professor of History at Texas A & M University.... (read more)

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You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery
You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery
by Jeremy D. Popkin
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The abolitions of slavery in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue in 1793 and in revolutionary France in 1794 were the first dramatic blows against an institution that had shaped the Atlantic world for three centuries and affected the lives of... (read more)

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Cuba: A Revolution in Motion
Cuba: A Revolution in Motion
by Isaac Saney
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"Saney provides a most impressive sweep over the dynamics of survival and change in the Cuban revolution over the last decade. As a highly informative and insightful look into the Cuban Revolution today there is no book like it. It is a must read not... (read more)

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What's Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic (Latin America Otherwise)
What's Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic (Latin America Otherwise)
by Denise Brennan
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An ethnographic case study of sex tourism in the Dominican Republic, showing how the sex trade is linked to economic and cultural globalization.... (read more)

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Present State of the Spanish Colonies: Including a Particular Report of Hispanola, or the Spanish Part of Santo Domingo (Cambridge Library Collection: History)
Present State of the Spanish Colonies: Including a Particular Report of Hispanola, or the Spanish Part of Santo Domingo (Cambridge Library Collection: History)
by William Walton
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William Walton (?1783-1857) was British agent at Santo Domingo (Haiti), one of the two states on the island of Hispaniola, over which the British had briefly fought with the French before it proclaimed its independence in 1804. Returning to England in... (read more)

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Cuban Missile Crisis: The Essential Reference Guide
Cuban Missile Crisis: The Essential Reference Guide
by Priscilla Mary Roberts
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Cuban Missile Crisis: The Essential Reference Guide captures the historical context, the minute-by-minute drama, and the profound repercussions of the "Missiles of October" confrontation that brought the very real threat of nuclear attack to the United... (read more)

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