Subject: Latin America

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Cuban Festivals: A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture
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
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
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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Cuentos: Stories from Puerto Rico (Bilingual)
Wagenheim, Kal, editor

Subject: Caribbean

Cuentos is a bilingual anthology of twelve short stories, many of which appeared in the 1960s in the English-language magazine The San Juan Review, co-founded by Kal Wagenheim and Augusto Font. Written by six of Puerto Rico’s leading writers, the …

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Dominican Cultures: The Making of a Caribbean Society
Vega, Bernardo (translated by Christine Ayorinde)

Subject: Caribbean

The Spanish brought their religion, language, values, and traditions to the island to form the cornerstone of Dominican culture. What is not as widely recognized is that a later influx of Germans, Irish, Italians, and Sephardic Jews from the Dutch …

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Frontiers, Plantations & Walled Cities: Society, Culture & Politics in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1800–1945
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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Fundaciones: Canon, Historia y Cultura Nacional
González-Stephan, Beatriz

Subject: Latin America

The first edition received the prestigious Primo Casa de las Americas Prize in 1987 and has become a classic of literary historiography. This is a corrected and updated edition.

 

Hidden Lives of Jews and Africans: Underground Societies in the Iberian Atlantic World
Schorsch, Jonathan

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“A real tour de force” –Reviews in History

“Schorsch introduces a cast of characters in a series of one-act plays, short stories, and extended mediations that describe particular engagements with what it meant to live between identities.” –Journal of …

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Historical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Survival in the United States
Rodriguez, Clara E. and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, editors

Subject: Caribbean, U.S. History

This collection was originally developed as an interdisciplinary reader for Puerto Rican Studies courses under the title The Puerto Rican Struggle: Essays on Survival in the U.S. It is being reissued with updated commentary because of its continuing relevance to …

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History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of Its People
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Caribbean

Updated and Expanded 2014 Edition

Outstanding Academic Book of the Year, CHOICE Magazine

One of Puerto Rico’s leading historians, Fernando Picó has had tremendous influence over our currect understanding of Puerto Rican society. Here, he examines the ways …

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