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Architecture and Empire in Jamaica

by Louis Nelson

Through Creole houses and merchant stores to sugar fields and boiling houses, Jamaica played a leading role in the formation of both the early modern Atlantic world and the British Empire. Architecture and Empire...


India and the Diasporic Imagination

by Judith Misrahi-Barak & Rita Christian

The idea of India and the Indian diasporic imagination is the product of the rich scholarship being done on the Asian sub-continent, as well as in the many countries where South Asians have settled. The notion...


The Pirate King: The Incredible Story of the Real Captain Morgan

by Graham A. Thomas

A compelling account of history's most famous pirate.

The Pirate King is the compelling true story of a Welshman who became one of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. The inspiration...


The Treasure Galleons: The Golden Pelican (color)

by Tammy Gross, Peggy Gross & Ralph Curnow

The true story of the 1715 Spanish fleet as told in the award-winning screenplay.

In the Age of Sail, teenage Fermin, a misfit intellectual in a family of adventurers, sails with his father's treasure fleet...


Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

by Robert Kurson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers...


The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

by Tanya L. Shields

A study of the contributions of a public intellectual and a former prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago


Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

by Vibert C. Cambridge

A study of how Caribbean music and identity evolve when the government controls all media


Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

by Jorge Rodríguez Beruff & José L. Bolívar Fresneda

An illuminating study of the Caribbean island’s contributions to the American war effort


Silencing the Past (20th anniversary edition): Power and the Production of History

by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Foreword by Hazel V. Carby

 

A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar

 

Placing the West’s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt...


Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica

by Matthew Parker

Amid the lush beauty of Jamaica's northern coast lies the true story of Ian Fleming's iconic creation: James Bond. For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at...


The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews

by Captain Charles Johnson & C. Lovat Fraser

There is a fascination surrounding the subject of pirates and pirate lore that centers around the romanticized impression of lawless, brutal ruffians pillaging ships, hunting for gold and treasure, and traveling...


Rise of Mayan Culture: The Popol Vuh, the Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America

by Lewis SPENCE

Rise of Mayan Culture: The Popol Vuh, the Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America By Lewis Spence. THE "Popol Vuh" is the New World's richest mythological mine. No translation of it has as...


Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina

by Stuart B. Schwartz

The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines...


The Haunting Past: Politics, Economics and Race in Caribbean Life: Politics, Economics and Race in Caribbean Life

by Alvin O. Thompson

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Classic Jamaican Cooking: Traditional Recipes and Herbal Remedies

by Caroline Sullivan, Mary Stubberfield & Cristine Mackie

The first ever Caribbean cookbook, published in 1893 and still used today, brings Jamaican cooking alive with more than 200 recipes.


Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

by Brian Meeks

A well-known public intellectual's intense engagement with politics in the contemporary Caribbean


Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day

by Carrie Gibson

Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the Santa Maria onto what is today San Salvador, in the Bahamas, and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies...


Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food

by Candice Goucher

Since 1492, the distinct cultures, peoples, and languages of four continents have met in the Caribbean and intermingled in wave after wave of post-Columbian encounters, with foods and their styles of preparation...


On the Seven Seas

by Chris Peers & Steve Noon

On the Seven Seas is a set of wargames rules covering the high adventure and low morals of the world of the pirate. The rules cover licensed privateers such as da Gama and Drake, ruthless pirates of the Spanish...


Vasco Nunez De Balboa

by Frederick A. Ober

Vasco Nunez De Balboa by Frederick A. Ober. Balboa is most famous for discovering the Pacific ocean, but this was but one incident in a swashbuckling life. After running amok in Hispaniola, Balboa escaped from...