Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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The Cuban Democratic Experience: The Auténtico Years, 1944-1952

Considers the years 1944-1952 when Cubans enjoyed a functioning democracy, freedom of expression, and an artistic flowering under the administrations of Ramon Grau San Martin and Carols Prio Socarras, both freely elected leaders of the Cuban Revolutionary

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Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic

The first book-length treatment of antihaitianismo (anti-Haitian prejudice), a set of racist and xenophobic attitudes prevalent today in the Dominican Republic that broadly portray Dominican people as white Catholics, while Haitians are viewed as spirit-

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Afro-Cuban Voices: On Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba

Based on vivid testimonies of 14 prominent Afro-Cubans, this book looks at how race affects daily life in Cuba. Interviewees from different generations, regions—& representing the arts, media, industry, academe, & medicine—all respond to 4 questions: Wh

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"Any Time Is Trinidad Time": Social Meanings and Temporal Consciousness

Explores cultural ideas of time in rural Trinidad and feelings of cooperation and conflict that result from using different models of time. Considers ethnic, class, and gender relationships in this context.

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Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children's Program

Account of the covert humanitarian effort known as Operation Pedro Pan (1960-1962) in which 14,048 Cuban children were airlifted into the U.S. Explores US role as well as the aftermath of the children's separation from parents forced to remain in Cuba.

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The Colonial Caribbean in Transition: Essays on Postemancipation Social and Cultural History

Edited collection of essays examining the social evolution of the colonial Caribbean, from the end of slavery to mid-20th century. Focuses on social & ethnic groups, class, gender, & development of cultural & intellectual traditions.

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The Big Drum Ritual of Carriacou: Praisesongs in Rememory of Flight

Introduces the Big Drum dance rite of the small is

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Historical Thought and Literary Representation in West Indian Literature

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Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers: A Critical Anthology

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Economy and Environment in the Caribbean: Barbados and the Windwards in the Late 1800s