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The Culture War in the Civil Rights Movement

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Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women's Writings

Beginning with Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and continuing into contemporary black women's writings, Donna Weir-Soley emphasizes the importance of sexuality in the development of black female subjectivity. Analyzing the works and characters of such writers as Toni Morrison, Opal Palmer Adisa, and Edwidge Danticat, she reveals how these writers highlight the interplay between the spiritual and the sexual through religious symbols found in Voudoun, Santeria, Condomble, Kumina, and Hoodoo.

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Duvalier's Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures

Duvalier’s Ghosts offers novel and compelling interpretations of several well-known Haitian-born authors such as Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière, particularly regarding U.S. intervention in their homeland.

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Trailblazing Mars: NASA's Next Giant Leap

Fulfilling the dream as NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars

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The Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana

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Island Shores, Distant Pasts: Archaeological and Biological Approaches to the Pre-Columbian Settlement of the Caribbean

This unique collection synthesizes our archaeological and biological knowledge about the pre-Columbian settlement of the Caribbean and highlights the various techniques we can use to analyze human migration and settlement patterns throughout history.

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Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

This book offers a fresh look at the modernist writers, revealing how their rejection of organized religion and the colonial presence in their native countries allowed them to destabilize traditional notions of power, colonialism, and individual freedom in their texts. The result is an engaging and enlightening investigation of their writings and of the larger literary movement to which they belonged.

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Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

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In Search of Asylum: The Later Writings of Eric Walrond

Eric Walrond is one of the great underexamined figures of the Harlem Renaissance and the Caribbean diaspora. Compiling Walrond’s European journalism and later fiction, as well as the pieces he wrote during the 1950s at Roundway Hospital in Wiltshire, England, where he was a voluntary patient, this collection at last fills in the biographical gaps in Walrond’s life. It provides insights into the contours of his later work and the cultural climates in which he functioned between 1928 and his death in 1966.

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José Martí, the United States, and Race

Anne Fountain argues that it was in the United States that Martí--confronted by the forces of manifest destiny, the influence of race in politics, the legacy of slavery, and the plight and promise of the black Cuban diaspora--fully engaged with the specter of racism. Examining Martí's complete works with a focus on key portions, Fountain reveals the evolution of his thinking on the topic, indicating the significance of his sources, providing a context for his writing, and offering a structure for his works on race.