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Cuba's Foreign Relations in a Post-Soviet World

This book emphasizes two key aspects of Cuban foreign relations: Cuba's adjustment since the disintegration of the Soviet bloc, and the ongoing confrontation between Cuba and the United States. Erisman proposes that Cuba has always been highly sensitive

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Haitians and African Americans: A Heritage of Tragedy and Hope

In the first comprehensive study of the relations between Haiti and black America from the colonial period to the present, Leon Pamphile shows how historical ties between these two communities of the African diaspora have affected their respective histori

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The Social Transformation of Eighteenth-Century Cuba

Sherry Johnson's revisionist study contributes to a new understanding of colonial Cuban history in several ways. Most importantly, it challenges existing interpretations of Cuban history by advancing an alternative to the "sugar is forever" thesis..

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The Legacy of Vicente Guerrero, Mexico's First Black Indian President

Elected the first black Indian president of Mexico in 1829, Vincente Guerrero has been called the country's Washington and Lincoln. This book will illuminate the evolving and distinct interactions of Indians, whites, and descendants of the Africans and A

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Charting Caribbean Development

The book offers an urgent commentary om the experience of Caribbean development in the postcolonial era, a critical discussion of the current crisis of globalization in the region. Specifically, it examines the different national models of development th

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Cuba Today and Tomorrow: Reinventing Socialism

The Cuban Revolution has aroused passion and controversy for 40 years; this book explains the Revolution's extraordinary survival, as well as how and why it seems likely to continue in the new century. The book explores such issues as the impact of the

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Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506

This is the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion, told for the first time in the words of the idealistic participants who came together in April, 1961, to overthrow Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. Most of the approximately 1,500 men of Brigade 2506 were

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Modernization in Colombia: The Laureano Gómez Years, 1889-1965

The life of Laureano Gómez (1889-1965), Colombia’s combative Conservative politician and reviled public figure, serves as the backdrop for this modern history of one of the hemisphere's least understood nations. Tracing the complex process of development

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Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica

Mimi Sheller's ground-breaking comparative study analyzes the struggle for freedom and democracy in two Caribbean societies in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery. Pairing the revolutionary Republic of Haiti with the British colony of Jamaica, the

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U.S. Protestant Missions in Cuba: From Independence to Castro

Following the end of the Spanish-Cuban-American war in 1898, the U.S. Protestant Church embarked on a religious mission in Cuba that evolved into a zealous secular crusade to reconstruct Cuban society. The church's collision course with Cuba's