Subject: Caribbean

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1959: The Year That Inflamed the Caribbean
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

Certain years are pivotal in global history, and one such year was 1959, from which this book takes its title. 1959 was indeed a historic year during which, among other historic events, Fidel Castro’s guerrilla war in Cuba toppled dictator …

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A Black Woman’s Odyssey Through Russia and Jamaica: The Narrative of Nancy Prince
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Prince, Nancy (introduction by Ronald Walters; edited by Patricia Romero)

Subject: Africa, Europe, U.S. History, Caribbean, History of Slavery, Women's History

Memories of Africa, pre-civil war New England, political turmoil in Russia, the end of slavery in Jamaica, and Caribbean pirates; an intrepid black woman experiences many turning points in world history.

Nancy Prince paints a blunt picture of the struggle …

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A New Deal for the Tropics: Puerto Rico During the Depression Era, 1932-1935
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Rodriguez, Manuel

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History, Caribbean

In the 1930s, Puerto Rico was economically and culturally a nineteenth-century agrarian state dominated by sugar and coffee plantations. Then came the New Deal, and the island changed forever. Puerto Rico entered the twentieth century in every respect, including its …

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African Sites Archaeology in the Caribbean
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Haviser, Jay B.

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Archaeology

This book examines archaeological research about African peoples who were brought to the Caribbean, as well as their descendants in the twentieth century. These contributions cover a wide geographic sample of regions and range from Caribbean studies to individual investigations …

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Afro-Cuban Myths: Yemaya and Other Orishas
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Lachatañeré, Romulo (translated by Christine Ayorinde; illustrated by Siegfried Kaden; introduction by Jorge Castellanos)

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, World Literature

A moving collection of myths and tales, Afro-Cuban Myths was first published in 1938 under the title Oh, Mío Yemayá! These stories lead readers into a marvelous and magical world: the extraordinary imaginations of Afro-Cubans. Destined to become a classic in its …

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Afro-Cuban Religions
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Barnet, Miguel (translated by Christine Ayorinde; illustrated by Siegfried Kaden)

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Religion

African cults and religions enrich all aspects of Cuba’s social, cultural, and everyday life and encompass all ethnic and social groups. Politics, art, and civil events such as weddings, funerals, festivals, and carnivals all possess distinctly Afro-Cuban characteristics. Miguel Barnet …

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American Colonialism in Puerto Rico: The Judicial and Social Legacy
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Ramos, Efrén Rivera

Subject: Latin America

“This is a brilliant and outstanding book, quite persuasive in the way it interrogates history. Dr. Rivera Ramos performs the immense service of providing a serious discussion of the complexity of Puerto Rican history and political culture as well as …

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Amistad: A Hidden Network of Slavers and Merchants
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Zeuske, Michael (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Slavery, African History, Caribbean History, US History, African History

“This very readable book will be accessible to wide audiences, scholars specialized in slavery and Atlantic studies, and students at all levels. The story moves from the most well-known parts of this history (the Amistad case in popular history), …

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Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean: An A-Z of Historic Buildings
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Gravette, Andrew

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

Better known for its land and sea, the Caribbean is also home to a wealth of historic buildings. As a region colonized by Spanish, French, British, and Dutch settlers, its architecture reflects an unparalleled variety of colonial influences. Its buildings …

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Bahamian Society After Emancipation
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Saunders, Gail

Subject: Caribbean

This book examines the social aspects of Bahamian society between the early 19th- and mid-20th- centuries, advancing our knowledge of Bahamian history and helping to locate the Bahamas within the regional and historical context of the West Indies. It shows …

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