Subject: Caribbean

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The Pond (La Charca): Puerto Rico’s 19th-Century Masterpiece
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Zeno-Gandia, Manuel (preface by Kal Wagenheim; introduction by Juan Flores)

Subject: Caribbean, World Literature

Before the turn of the century, while the rich in Madrid, Paris and Rome capped their sumptuous dinners with sips of Puerto Rico’s exquisite black café, the anemic men, women and children who harvested the precious crop lived in squalid …

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The Price of Blood: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti Under Dr. François Duvalier, 1957–1962
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

This is the terrifying history of how Dr. François “Papa Doc” Duvalier used terrorism to reach power, and how he institutionalized terrorism as a weapon of the State. The book reports in detail the stories of the many unsuccessful attempts …

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The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History (Updated and Expanded Edition)
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de Wagenheim, Olga Jimenez and Kal Wagenheim, editors

Subject: Puerto Rican History, Caribbean History

This updated and expanded  edition includes new articles on political prisoners and the Puerto Rican diaspora and its consequences.

“An essential sourcebook for a better understanding of the Puerto Ricans. The editors believe that their experience as a people has …

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The Story of the Jamaican People
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Sherlock, Philip and Hazel Bennett

Subject: Caribbean

The last general history of Jamaica was published in 1960. Since then, the country has become an independent nation and has developed a new sense of national identity out of the experience of 450 years of European colonization, African slavery, …

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The White Minority in the Caribbean
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Johnson, Howard and Karl Watson

Subject: Caribbean

This collection of essays by historians, anthropologists and political scientists locates a discussion of the white minority in the Caribbean within the mainstream of the social science literature on the region. This is especially important because white minorities — particularly …

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Tropical Diaspora: The Jewish Experience in Cuba
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Levine, Robert S.

Subject: Caribbean, Jewish History

LAJSA Best Book Prize Winner

“This unique, well-documented social history invites the reader to explore Cuban Jewry as a fascinating chronicle and to ‘capture the flavor of their lives.’ This is made possible by Levine’s ability to …

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Tropical Kitsch: Mass Media in Latin American Art and Literature
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Santos, Lidia

Subject: Latin America

Named the Best Book on Brazilian Studies 2006 by the Latin American Studies Association

“Santos takes a keen look at the way mass culture has influenced artistic production in Latin America during the past 40 years. Santos …

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Trujillo: The Death of the Dictator
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

On May 30, 1961, a hail of bullets ended the life of Generalissimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, known to his countrymen as “The Goat” for his many revolting excesses, after thirty-one years of brutal rule over the Dominican Republic.

This book …

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Women in Caribbean History
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Shepherd, Verene

Subject: Caribbean Women's History

Early historical works portrayed women, especially those of African descent, in a sexist and racist manner. Women in Caribbean History embodies the progress of research on Caribbean women. It reveals new historical information on Caribbean women and provides detail on …

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Women in San Juan: 1820-1868
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Matos Rodríguez, Félix V.

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

When the threat of political revolution lurked behind the shadows of the Spanish colonial state in Puerto Rico, one of the earliest casualties of anti-independence persecution in San Juan was a woman — Maria de las Mercedes Barbudo, who was …

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