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Battleship Vieques: Puerto Rico from World War II to the Korean War
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Ayala, César J. and José L. Bolívar

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

Outstanding Book of the Year, Choice Magazine

The demonstrations that resulted in the U.S. Navy’s being forced out of Vieques in 2003 were the result of the island’s occupation during and after World War II. After German U-boats sank …

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Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History
Fragmented_Caribbean
de Barros, Juanita, Audra Diptee and David Trotman (edited by Franklin Knight)

Subject: Caribbean

In this book, leading scholars pull together some of the most recent research on the key themes of Caribbean history: slavery, the transition to freedom, colonialism, and decolonization. Although all parts of the Caribbean experienced these phases, the manner in …

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Bon Papa: Haiti’s Golden Years
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

This is Haiti, pearl of the Antilles, during the presidency of General Paul E. (Bon Papa) Magloire (1950-56). It was an exciting time, when Haitians stood tall, and their country flourished, as reported in the pages of the Haiti Sun

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Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City
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Haslip-Viera, Gabriel, Angelo Falcón and Félix V. Matos-Rodríguez, editors

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

This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York’s Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors …

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Busha’s Mistress: A Stirring Romance from the Days of Slavery in Jamaica
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Perkins, Cyrus Francis (edited by Paul E. Lovejoy, Verene Shepherd and David Trotman)

Subject: Caribbean, World Literature

This is one of the earliest Caribbean novels written in English. The novel tells the story of Catherine, the slave concubine of a cruel white overseer on Greenside Estate, near Falmouth, whose ruins today attest to the tensions of a …

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Caribbean Sociology Introductory Readings


Subject: Caribbean studies, textbook

There is now a significant body of Caribbean sociological literature, much of which is either scattered, difficult to access or out of print.

This book addresses the problem by bringing the literature together in a single volume.

This reader is …

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Caribbean: Sea of the New World
Caribbean_Sea
Arciniegas, Germán

Subject: Caribbean

This book is a new edition of the most beautifully written history of the Caribbean from the European discovery through the nineteenth century. Commonweal wrote of the 1946 edition, “Arciniegas has written a most informative and entertaining book…the student of political and social …

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Clemente! The Enduring Legacy
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Wagenheim, Kal

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History

Roberto Clemente, the first Latino baseball superstar, died on December 31, 1972, when his plane crashed while he tried to fly relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente’s legacy endures nearly four decades after his tragic death, because he …

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Cuban Festivals: A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture
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Bettelheim, Judith, editor

Subject: Caribbean

Bettelheim describes the secular rituals and celebrations of Cuban culture. The editor’s black-and-white photos shed additional light on these little-known rituals. This edition features the first English translation of the article “Afro-Cuban Festivals” by Afro-Cuban Studies founder Fernando Ortiz, complete …

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Cuban Legends
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Bueno, Salvador (illustrations by Siegfried Kaden; translated by Christine Ayorinde)

Subject: Caribbean

This collection of Cuban legends, compiled by the renowned essayist and literary critic Salvador Bueno, brings readers the best of a time-honored tradition of storytelling in Cuba. These tales, passed on from generation to generation throughout the island, are here …

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