Subject: Afro-Latino History

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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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Black Rebels: African-Caribbean Freedom Fighters in Jamaica
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Zips, Werner (preface by Franklin Knight; translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Africa, Caribbean

This book chronicles the struggles of African-Americans who escaped from slavery and developed autonomous, “maroon” societies beyond the fringes of the colonial system, demonstrating the vulnerability of colonial rule and the vitality of black resistance in the Caribbean.

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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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Cuban Music
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Roy, Maya (translated by Denise and Gabriel Asfar)

Subject: Caribbean

Native Americans supplied the maracas. African slaves brought drums and ritual music, and Spaniards brought guitars, brass instruments, and clarinets along with European ballroom dancing. The advent of blues and jazz gave new forms to styles of songs, notably feeling …

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People and Issues in Latin American History
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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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Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico: Conspiracies and Uprisings, 1795-1873
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Baralt, Guillermo A.

Subject: Caribbean

Winner of the Puerto Rico PEN Club Award

From the emergence of the first sugar plantations up until 1873, when slavery was abolished, the wealth amassed by many landowners in Puerto Rico derived mainly from the exploitation …

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Space and History in the Caribbean
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Lara, Oruno D.

Subject: Caribbean

Oruno D. Lara explains the history of the Caribbean as a history of exploitation.

From Christopher Columbus to the modern vacationer, outside observers have looked upon the Caribbean as a paradise on earth. However, behind the images of sea, …

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The African Experience in Spanish America
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Rout, Leslie, Jr.

Subject: Africa, Latin America, History of Slavery

This pioneering book, a founding text of African diaspora studies, continues to hold a prominent place in any bibliography of its field and remains the only general history on the people of African descent in the Spanish-speaking nations of …

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