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Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

by Brian Meeks

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


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...


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...


As Flies to Whatless Boys

by Robert Antoni

Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845.


God Carlos

by Anthony C. Winkler

A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early-16th-century Jamaica.


The Immaculate Invasion

by Bob Shacochis

Widely celebrated upon its original publication in 1999, National Book Award–winning writer Bob Shacochis’s The Immaculate Invasion is a gritty, poetic, and revelatory look at the American intervention in...


The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500-2000

by Beatriz G. Mamigonian

Like snapshots of everyday life in the past, the compelling biographies in this book document the making of the Black Atlantic world since the sixteenth century from the point of view of those who were part...


The Night of the Rambler

by Montague Kobbé

A gorgeously written and highly entertaining debut novel about a small island's struggle for independence from Britain.


The English-American: A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648

by Thomas Gage & A. P. Newton

First published in 1928.

'Can be safely named unique and can never quite lose its value.' Times Literary Supplement.

'This should be bought not borrowed.' Saturday Review

The publication in 1648 of the first...


Before Fidel: The Cuba I Remember

by Francisco José|| Moreno

Before Fidel Castro seized power, Cuba was an ebullient and chaotic society in a permanent state of turmoil, combining a raucous tropical nature with the evils of arbitrary and corrupt government. Yet this fascinating...


Undocumented Dominican Migration

by Frank Graziano

Undocumented Dominican Migration is the first comprehensive study of boat migration from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. It brings together the interactive global, cultural, and personal factors that...


Corruption in Cuba: Castro and Beyond

by Sergio Díaz-Briquets & Jorge Pérez-López

While Fidel Castro maintains his longtime grip on Cuba, revolutionary scholars and policy analysts have turned their attention from how Castro succeeded (and failed), to how Castro himself will be succeeded-by...


Creole Economics: Caribbean Cunning under the French Flag

by Katherine E. Browne

What do the trickster Rabbit, slave descendants, off-the-books economies, and French citizens have to do with each other? Plenty, says Katherine Browne in her anthropological investigation of the informal economy...


The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative

by Mary Prince

Prince — a slave in the British colonies — vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her eventual escape in 1828 in England.


Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom

by Celucien L. Joseph

Joseph investigates the intersections of history, literature, race, religion, decolonization, and freedom that led to the founding of the postcolonial state of Haiti in 1804. Topics range from Makandal’s postcolonial...


Mutiny!: The Real History of the H.M.S. Bounty

by Sir John Barrow

The historic voyage of the H.M.S. bounty culminates in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.


Guam Past and Present

by Charles Beardsley

This expansive history of Guam provides a rare look at the people and culture of this tiny, but strategically important Pacific Island.

In a highly readable style author Beardsley—himself a sometime resident...


Planning the Past: Heritage Tourism and Post-Colonial Politics at Port Royal

by Anita M. Waters

Planning the Past studies the way a post-colonial society reconstructs its national history and grapples with its colonial past, specifically in Port Royal, a Jamaican village with a dramatic history of pirates,...


The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti

by Alex Dupuy & Franck Laraque

This compelling book offers a comprehensive analysis of the struggle for democracy in Haiti, set in the context of the tumultuous rise and fall of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Written by one of the world's leading...


Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Darién J. Davis

Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans...