This collection of Central American folklore and social criticism is the first English translation of Carmen Lyra's works. Lyra (Maria Isabela Carvajal, 1888-1949) was a leading revolutionary in Costa Rica & its most popular folklorist & children's writer
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The first full-length analysis of the controversial Helms-Burton law, enacted in 1996, its history, evolution, and international consequences. Roy argues that the law effectively codifies four decades of a US embargo aimed at discouraging foreign investme
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
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-
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
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.
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.
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.
Introduces the Big Drum dance rite of the small is