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As Flies to Whatless Boys

by Robert Antoni Akashic Books (August 12, 2013)

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 Akashic Books (September 04, 2012)

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

The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500-2000

by Beatriz G. Mamigonian & Karen Racine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2009)

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 Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade

by Barbara L. Solow & Dale Tomich Lexington Books (May 27, 2014)

The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe,...

The Night of the Rambler

by Montague Kobbé Akashic Books (August 12, 2013)

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

The Economic Aspect of the Abolition of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery

by Eric Williams, Dale W. Tomich & William Darity Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 07, 2014)

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry...

The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative

by Mary Prince Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

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 UPA (December 20, 2013)

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 Cooper Square Press (April 01, 2003)

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

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

by Anita M. Waters Lexington Books (June 29, 2006)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2006)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2006)

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...

Race, Culture, and Identity: Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory from NZgritude to CrZolitZ

by Shireen K. Lewis Lexington Books (March 10, 2006)

In this groundbreaking book, Shireen Lewis gives a comprehensive analysis of the literary and theoretical discourse on race, culture, and identity by Francophone and Caribbean writers beginning in the early...

Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and The State in Development

by Michaeline A. Crichlow Lexington Books (January 24, 2005)

Negotiating Caribbean Freedom examines how development programs in Jamaica lock the state and rural smallholders into a relationship that fulfills the agendas of both constituents. It further shows how development...

Real life in Castro's Cuba

by Catherine Moses Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 1999)

This new book provides a first-hand, grassroots look at life in Cuba, including very vivid descriptions of its people and places. Real Life in Castro's Cuba illuminates the human face of Cuba, which over the...

Caribbean Geography: A Scholarly Bibliography

by Thomas A. Rumney Scarecrow Press (May 18, 2012)

The lands and waters of the Caribbean region have stimulated an extensive body of research and writing across the many fields of geography. This book collects, organizes, and presents as many of these scholarly...

Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition

by John Patrick Walsh Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aimé Césaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the...

The Essential Pirate Anthology

by Robert Louis Stevenson eBookIt.com (March 07, 2013)

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books about pirates:

Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy

The Madman and the Pirate- R.M. Ballantyne

Blackbeard Or, The Pirate of Roanoke.- B. Barker...

Black and White Sands: A Bohemian Life in the Colonial Caribbean

by Elma Napier Papillote Press (January 09, 2012)

Elma Napier's love affair with Dominica, then a British colony, began in 1932 when she turned her back on London's high society to build a home in a remote coastal village on that most mysterious and seductive...

The Physical Geography of the West Indies

by Felix Leopold Oswald Lm Publishers (September 05, 2019)

This book deals with the Physical Geography of the West Indies. (With illustrations).

“The study of the geographical distribution of plants and animals has revealed facts almost as enigmatical as the origin...

If a Pirate I Must Be

by Richard Sanders Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

In a page-turning tale brimming with adventure, author Richard Sanders tells of the remarkable exploits of Bartholomew Roberts (better known as Black Bart), the greatest of the Caribbean pirates. He drank tea...

The Atrocities of the Pirates

by Aaron Smith Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

Originally published in 1824, this firsthand account describes how, in June 1822, young English seaman Aaron Smith was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England....

The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

by Alexander Rocklin The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category in India...

Igniting the Caribbean's Past

by Bonham C. Richardson The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Unlike the earthquakes and hurricanes that have influenced Caribbean history, the region's fires have almost always been caused by humans. Geographer Bonham C. Richardson explores the effects of fire in the...

In the Forests of Freedom

by Lennox Honychurch Papillote Press (October 17, 2017)

The Maroons (escaped slaves) of Jamaica are famous. Not so the Maroons of another Caribbean island - Dominica, also a former British colony. Dominica?s Maroons once controlled much of this wild and mountainous...

Tropical Idolatry

by R. L. Green Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

In Tropical Idolatry, R.L. Green examines how thinkers within the Society of Jesus attempted to convert indigenous peoples of New Spain, the Philippine Islands, and the Mariana Islands to Catholicism during...

No Limits to Their Sway

by Edgardo Perez Morales Vanderbilt University Press (April 10, 2018)

Following the 1808 French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, an unprecedented political crisis threw the Spanish Monarchy into turmoil. On the Caribbean coast of modern-day Colombia, the important port town...

Borderline Citizens

by Robert C. McGreevey Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Borderline Citizens explores the intersection of US colonial power and Puerto Rican migration. Robert C. McGreevey examines a series of confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial...


by Michelle Rousseau & Suzanne Rousseau Da Capo Press (October 30, 2018)

A lush, modern vegetarian cookbook celebrating the bold flavors and unique ingredients of the Caribbean

In Provisions, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau share 130 recipes that pay homage to the meals and market...

The Beckoning Tide: Holidays in Mayaro

by Robin Mohamid Robin Mohamid (January 05, 2018)

When Robin Mohamid’s mother passed away he was overcome with nostalgia for his childhood in Trinidad. The memories that came flooding back to him of holidays spent at Mayaro Beach with his family were instrumental...

Rainy Season: Haiti-Then and Now

by Amy Wilentz Simon & Schuster (July 24, 2012)

Considered the best book ever written about Haiti, now updated with a New Introduction, “After the Earthquake,” features first hand-reporting from Haiti weeks after the 2010 earthquake.

Through a series of...

Tourism and Language in Vieques

by Luis Galanes Valldejuli Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

After more than sixty years of occupation by the U.S. Navy and intensive community struggles, the Puerto Rican island of Vieques was finally returned to civilian control in 2003. But, as this book documents,...

Historical Dictionary of Haiti

by Michael R. Hall Scarecrow Press (January 12, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Haiti covers the history of Haiti starting in 1492 with the initial discovery of the island Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic to the present day. The dictionary itself contains...

The Atlantic World and Virginia, 1550-1624

by Peter C. Mancall Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 15, 2018)

In response to the global turn in scholarship on colonial and early modern history, the eighteen essays in this volume provide a fresh and much-needed perspective on the wider context of the encounter between...

State and Revolution in Cuba

by Robert Whitney The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Between 1920 and 1940, Cuba underwent a remarkable transition, moving from oligarchic rule to a nominal constitutional democracy. The events of this period are crucial to a full understanding of the nation's...

The Struggle for Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic

by Jonathan Hartlyn The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Over the past several decades, the Dominican Republic has

experienced striking political stagnation in spite of dramatic

socioeconomic transformations. In this work, Jonathan Hartlyn

offers a new explanation for...

American Baroque

by Molly A. Warsh Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (March 20, 2018)

Pearls have enthralled global consumers since antiquity, and the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella explicitly charged Columbus with finding pearls, as well as gold and silver, when he sailed westward in...

Asylum Speakers

by April Shemak American Literatures Initiative (December 01, 2010)

Offering the first interdisciplinary study of refugees in the Caribbean, Central America, and the United States, Asylum Speakers relates current theoretical debates about hospitality and cosmopolitanism to the...

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

by Phillip Thomas Tucker Feral House (August 22, 2017)

  • Not all pirates are men, nor are all damsels in distress. Here is the true saga of Irish born Anne Bonny, "Golden Age" pirate of the 18th Century Caribbean.

  • Hollywood has tried numerous times to reproduce Anne,...

  • Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism

    by Sunil M. Agnani American Literatures Initiative (May 09, 2013)

    Discusses arguments made against empire and colonialism in the eighteenth century through works by Denis Diderot and Edmund Burke. Explores the limits and failures of their arguments by emphasizing what they...


    by Gillian Lee-Fong Diasporic Africa Press (July 03, 2017)

    Abebi tells the story of the incredible journey of a female warrior and apprentice healer of the Come-if-yuh-Dare Maroons, a mythical seventeenth century band of runaway slaves in the Jamaica Blue Mountains....

    Deadly River

    by Ralph R. Frerichs ILR Press (April 07, 2016)

    In October 2010, nine months after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, a second disaster began to unfold—soon to become the world's largest cholera epidemic in modern times. In a country that had...

    Walking on Fire

    by Beverly Bell & Edwidge Danticat Cornell University Press

    Haiti, long noted for poverty and repression, has a powerful and too-often-overlooked history of resistance. Women in Haiti have played a large role in changing the balance of political and social power, even...

    Fault Lines

    by Beverly Bell & Edwidge Danticat Cornell University Press (May 13, 2013)

    Beverly Bell, an activist and award-winning writer, has dedicated her life to working for democracy, women's rights, and economic justice in Haiti and elsewhere. Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of January...

    The Creole Affair

    by Arthur T. Downey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 14, 2014)

    The Creole Affair is the story of the most successful slave rebellion in American history, and the effects of that rebellion on diplomacy, the domestic slave trade, and the definition of slavery itself. Held...

    Children of Uncertain Fortune

    by Daniel Livesay Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 11, 2018)

    By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies...

    The Buccaneers of America

    by John Esquemeling Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

    Esquemeling served the Buccaneers as a barber-surgeon, and was present for all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true...

    Tambú: Curaçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory

    by Nanette de Jong Indiana University Press (April 24, 2012)

    As contemporary Tambú music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it intertwined sacred and secular, private and public cultural practices, and many traditions from Africa and the New World....

    On the Way Back

    by Montague Kobbé Akashic Books (March 15, 2016)

    "The intricacies and crises of life, love and business on a small Caribbean island play out in this latest novel by Montague Kobbé . . . . There is something for every reader in this engrossing novel depicting...

    Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640

    by David Wheat Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (March 09, 2016)

    This work resituates the Spanish Caribbean as an extension of the Luso-African Atlantic world from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, when the union of the Spanish and Portuguese crowns facilitated...