Subject: Caribbean

The Akan People in Africa and the Diaspora: A Historical Reader
Konadu, Kwasi

Subject: African History

This is a collection of key essays about the Akan people, their history, and their culture. The Akans are an ethnic group from West Africa, predominately Ghana and Togo, of roughly 25 million people. From the twelfth century on, Akans …

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The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America
Law, Robin and Paul E. Lovejoy

Subject: Africa, U.S. History, Latin America, Caribbean, History of Slavery

This is the biography of an American slave who was born in Africa. His adventures took him to Rio de Janeiro, New York, Boston, Canada, and Britain; he knew Arabic, Dendi, probably Hausa, Portuguese, English, and French. In recent times …

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The Caribbean War Front in World War II: The Untold Story of U-Boats, Spies, and Economic Warfare
Bolívar Fresneda, José

Subject: Caribbean

UPCOMING FOR MARCH 2021 “History is at its most enthralling when we discover something close to home that we could never have imagined. Such is the surprising history of the naval battles and submarines in the Caribbean during the Second …

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The Challenges of Public Higher Education in the Hispanic Caribbean
Canino, Maria J. and Silvio Torres-Saillant, editors

Subject: Caribbean

This book examines state policy and higher educational reform in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. The dearth of attention to the postsecondary experience of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean makes this a very special contribution to the literature in the …

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The Chinese in the Caribbean
Wilson, Andrew, editor

Subject: Asia, Caribbean, World History

The history of the Caribbean is a history of migrations. The peoples of the region came as conquerors and planters, slaves and indentured laborers from all parts of the globe. Each group contributed to the social fabric, culture, and commerce …

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The Dominican People: A Documentary History
Sagás, Ernesto and Orlando Inoa

Subject: Caribbean

The vanquished Taíno Indians, the Spanish conquistadors, rebellious slaves, common folk, foreign invaders, bloody dictators, gallant heroes, charismatic politicians, and committed rebels — all have left their distinct imprint on Dominican society and left behind printed records. Nevertheless, the five-hundred-year …

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The Dominican Republic: A National History (Second Updated and Enlarged Edition)
Moya Pons, Frank

Subject: Caribbean

“This book is excellent.” — Junot Diaz, in the New York Times Book Review

“Frank Moya Pons is the best-known contemporary Dominican historian. The author of many books and articles, he is a recognized scholar both at home and …

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The Horrors of Slavery and Other Writings by Robert Wedderburn
Wedderburn, Robert (edited by Iain MacCalman)

Subject: Caribbean

Robert Wedderburn was one of the first promoters of black power by revolutionary force, if necessary. His publications had an enormous impact in his time. The Horrors of Slavery is a vivid record of the history, ideas, and rhetoric of …

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The Impact of Intervention: The Dominican Republic during the U.S. Occupation of 1916-1924
Calder, Bruce

Subject: Caribbean History, Dominican History, US Foreign Policy

First U.S. paperback edition, spring 2006. Reprint of the 1984 edition with a new, extensive introduction by the author.

“A comprehensive and tolerant study, devoid of jargon….Calder, a historian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, fairly describes the mixed …

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The Island of Cuba: A Political Essay
von Humboldt, Alexander (additional sections by Luis Martínez-Fernández and Frank Argote-von Freyre; translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Caribbean

Winner of the Lydia Cabrera Award

This book remains an up-to-date and engrossing document more than one hundred fifty years after its initial publication. The Island of Cuba is a key source for studies of 19th-century Cuba and …

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