Subject: Latin America

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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 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 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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The Latest Style: The Fashion Writing of Bianca Valmont and Economies of Domesticity
Davis, Kathleen E.

Subject: Europe, Latin America

From her base in Paris, Bianca Valmont reported fashion and cultural trends for Ultima Moda, a magazine published in Madrid and circulated throughout the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and the Philippines from 1888 to 1898. Her column was at first …

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The Pond (La Charca): Puerto Rico’s 19th-Century Masterpiece
Zeno-Gandia, Manuel (preface by Kal Wagenheim; introduction by Juan Flores)

Subject: Caribbean, World Literature

Before the turn of the century, while the rich in Madrid, Paris and Rome capped their sumptuous dinners with sips of Puerto Rico’s exquisite black café, the anemic men, women and children who harvested the precious crop lived in squalid …

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The Price of Blood: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti Under Dr. François Duvalier, 1957–1962
Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

This is the terrifying history of how Dr. François “Papa Doc” Duvalier used terrorism to reach power, and how he institutionalized terrorism as a weapon of the State. The book reports in detail the stories of the many unsuccessful attempts …

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