Subject: Latin America: Colonialism

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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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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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Frontiers, Plantations & Walled Cities: Society, Culture & Politics in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1800–1945
Frontiers_Caribbean
Martínez-Fernández, Luis

Subject: Caribbean

For decades, the Hispanic Caribbean has eluded attempts by historians striving to view and analyze Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic as a region rather than as isolated insular units. Focusing on similarities instead of differences and applying comparative …

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Puerto Rico 1898: The War After the War
war after war
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

Picó’s text was originally published in Spanish in 1987, as one of several works written in the late-1990s marking the centennial of the Spanish-American-Cuban War of 1898 and its consequences for Puerto Rico. When the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico in …

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Puerto Rico’s Revolt for Independence: El Grito de Lares
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de Wagenheim, Olga Jiménez

Subject: Caribbean

This book interprets Puerto Rico’s first and most significant attempt to end its colonial dependence on Spain. Looking at the imperial policies and conditions within Puerto Rico that led to the 1868 rebellion known as El Grito de Lares (the …

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Puerto Rico: An Interpretive History from Pre-Columbian Times to 1900
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de Wagenheim, Olga Jiménez

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America, Puerto Rico

Because many of the documents and books about Puerto Rico have been written by the island’s colonizers, only the victors were celebrated. With this in mind, the author has expressly composed this book from the viewpoint of the colonized, suppressed, and exploited. …

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Puerto Rico: The Four-Storeyed Country
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González, José Luis

Subject: Caribbean

In this work, González dismantles the myth of a dominant Spanish and racially white national culture in Puerto Rican history. He claims that the national identity is primarily Mestizo (mixed race) with a significant contribution from Africa. González calls the …

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Stella: The Epic Saga of the Haitian Revolution
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Bergeaud, Emeric (translated by Adriana Umaña Hossman; introduction by Luis Duno-Gottberg)

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America: Colonialism, World Literature

Emeric Bergeaud’s Stella (1859), the first Haitian novel ever published, combines descriptions of moving scenes with factual accounts of the thirteen years of the Haitian revolution (1791-1804). Stella is an epic saga: the novel’s chapter headings refer to major events in Haiti’s history, and …

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