Subject: Caribbean

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Libète: A Haiti Anthology
Haiti_Anthology
Arthur, Charles and Michael Dash, editors

Subject: Caribbean

Haiti’s dramatic history, pressing social problems, and rich culture make it one of the most fascinating nations in the Americas. This book aims to reflect some of Haiti’s extraordinary diversity through the best of writing. While many journalistic accounts are …

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Life in a Haitian Valley
Haitian_Valley
Herskovits, Melville J. (introduction by Sidney W. Mintz)

Subject: Caribbean

This book is a precious document in the intellectual history of the black Americas. Its author was surely the first academically respectable white scholar to take seriously the cultural achievements of Afro-Americans, throughout the hemisphere. His influence is still keenly …

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Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot, 1930s-1950s
Nationalist Heroines
Jiménez de Wagenheim, Olga

Subject: Puerto Rican History, US History, Women's History, Caribbean History

From the moment the United States seized Puerto Rico, in 1898, to the 1950s, the islanders employed various forms of resistance to the imposition of American colonial rule. A group of Nationalists led by Pedro Albizu Campos made it clear …

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Once Jews: Stories of Caribbean Sephardim
Once Jews front cov
Goldish, Josette Capriles

Subject: Caribbean, Religion,Jeiwsh Studies

Honorable Mention, Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA) Book Award Committee

The phrase “I am Catholic, but I am Jewish” may seem contradictory to some, but in the Caribbean islands and the countries of the Caribbean periphery, there …

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One Frenchman, Four Revolutions: General Ferrand and the Peoples of the Caribbean
One_Frenchman
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Caribbean

This book is about the world in which the French general Marie-Louis Ferrand thrived and in which he ultimately lost his life. He can be seen as an overarching link between the four revolutions from 1775 to 1825 through which …

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Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoutes
Papa_Doc
Diederich, Bernard and Al Burt (foreword by Graham Greene)

Subject: Caribbean

Originally published in 1970, this is the story of Haiti under the rule of Dr. François Duvalier. Bernard Diederich lived in Haiti for 14 years and had personal experience of the early Duvalier days and the period of Maloire’s rule. His work …

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People and Issues in Latin American History
People_Issues_I
Hanke, Lewis and Jane M. Rausch

Subject: Latin America, World History

This two-volume edition of People and Issues in Latin American History presents a range of sources on and interpretations of important topics in the history of Latin America that enable students to debate the historical significance of individuals and issues. …

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Politics in a Half-Made Society: Trinidad and Tobago 1925–2001
politics in a half made society
Meighoo, Kirk

Subject: Caribbean

This book tells the story of 20th-century politics in Trinidad and Tobago, a multiracial Caribbean state located on two small islands. The enquiry begins in 1925 with the then-colony’s first elections for seats in the Legislative Council. It ends in …

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Puerto Rican Arrival in New York: Narratives of the Migration, 1920–1950
Puerto_Arrival
Flores, Juan

Subject: Caribbean, U.S. History

“First to disembark were passengers traveling first class, businessmen, well-to-do families, students. In second class, where I was, there were the emigrants, most of us tabaqueros, or cigar workers. . .”

Thus writes Bernardo Vega in this collection of engaging …

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Puerto Rico Inside and Out: Changes and Continuities
Puerto_Inside
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Caribbean

The essays in this book deal with continuity and change in Puerto Rico and together constitute a delightful San Juan reader from a thoughtful historian’s point of view. The themes range from Puerto Rican events as seen from Paris, to …

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