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In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History

In this groundbreaking collection of essays, anarchism in Latin America becomes much more than a prelude to populist and socialist movements. The contributors illustrate a much more vast, differentiated, and active anarchist presence in the region that evolved on simultaneous--transnational, national, regional, and local--fronts.

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Contrary Destinies: A Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti

Contrary Destinies presents the story of the one hundred year relationship between the U.S. and Haiti.

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Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Makes use of extensive Catholic parish records to provide a comprehensive examination of slavery in Puerto Rico and across the Spanish Caribbean.

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Revolutionary Cuba: A History

An indispensable survey of the history and themes of the socialist revolution that forever changed Cuba and the world.

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Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime

In Brazilian Propaganda, Nina Schneider examines the various modes of official, and unofficial, propaganda used by an authoritarian regime.

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Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

In Exile and Revolution, Gerald Poyo provides a comprehensive account of how his great-great-grandfather spurred the working-class community of Key West to transform their roles as supporting cast to become critical actors in the struggle for Cuban independence.

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The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

Mayes seeks to discern whether contemporary Dominican identity is a product of the Trujillo regime--and, therefore, only a legacy of authoritarian rule--or is representative of a nationalism unique to an island divided into two countries long engaged with each other in ways that are sometimes cooperative and at other times conflicted. Her answers enrich and enliven an ongoing debate.

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Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Cuba in a Global Context examines the unlikely prominence of the island nation's geopolitical role.

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Subjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900–1960

This volume examines the British Caribbean diaspora and chronicles how the immigrants came to Cuba, the living and working conditions they experienced there, and how they both contributed to and remained separate from Cuban culture, forging a unique identity that was not just proudly Cuban but also proudly Caribbean.

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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Argues that cultural-political alliances between African-Bahian cultural practitioners and their dominant-class allies nevertheless helped to create a meaningful framework through which African-Bahian inclusion could be negotiated--a framework that is also important in the larger discussions of race and regional and national identity throughout Brazil.