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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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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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Latin America & the Caribbean: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues (World's Environments)
Latin America & the Caribbean: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues (World's Environments)
by Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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Home to Earth's longest mountain range, largest river, and greatest rainforest, no region boasts greater geographic extremes, faces greater environmental dangers, and enjoys more economic potential from its biodiversity than Latin America and the... (read more)

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Identity, Political Freedom, and Collective Responsibility: The Pillars and Foundations of Global Ethics (Future of Minority Studies)
Identity, Political Freedom, and Collective Responsibility: The Pillars and Foundations of Global Ethics (Future of Minority Studies)
by Eddy M. Souffrant
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Motivated by the observation that our current social and political theories do not properly account for the actual living circumstances of persons living the 21st century, this book calls for a reassessment of the starting points of moral, social, and... (read more)

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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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Faces of the Caribbean
Faces of the Caribbean
by John Gilmore
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Faces of the Caribbean seeks to investigate the story behind the stock images of this unique region of sea and islands sandwiched between the New World continents. Acclaimed Caribbean expert John Gilmore gives an overview of the region and the complex... (read more)

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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 Carole 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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Class, State, and Democracy in Jamaica. (Politics in Latin America)
Class, State, and Democracy in Jamaica. (Politics in Latin America)
by Carl Stone
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"Stone one of Jamaica's leading political commentators, is well qualified to write on Jamaican politics and society. In recent years there have been two opposing views concerning Jamaica. In the view promoted by the Reagan administration, Jamaica is an... (read more)

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Slave Emancipation in Cuba : the Transition To Free Labor, 18601899 ((Rev)00 Edition)
Slave Emancipation in Cuba : the Transition To Free Labor, 18601899 ((Rev)00 Edition)
by Rebecca J. Scott
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Slave Emancipation in Cuba is the classic study of the end of slavery in Cuba. Rebecca J. Scott explores the dynamics of Cuban emancipation, arguing that slavery was not simply abolished by the metropolitan power of Spain or abandoned because of... (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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La Catastrophe: The Eruption of Mount Pelee, the Worst Volcanic Disaster of the 20th Century
La Catastrophe: The Eruption of Mount Pelee, the Worst Volcanic Disaster of the 20th Century
by Alwyn Scarth
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On May 8, 1902, on the Caribbean island of Martinique, the volcano Mount Pelee loosed the most terrifying and lethal eruption of the twentieth century. In minutes, it killed 27,000 people and leveled the city of Saint-Pierre. In La Catastrophe, Alwyn... (read more)

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To Cuba and Back
To Cuba and Back
by Richard Henry Dana
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During the mid 19th century the US Senate entertained a bill to expand South and annex Cuba, to become not only a Caribbean empire but the greatest slaveholding nation in history. The 1860 publication of To Cuba and Back detailing, in Dana's words, .the... (read more)

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