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Haiti and the Americas

Haiti has long played a significant role in global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about Haiti often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom as ...

C. L. R. James

This study of C. L. R. James's writings is the first to look at them as literature and not as theory. This sustained analysis of his major published works places them in the context of his less well-known ...

Decolonization in St. Lucia

Tennyson S. D. Joseph builds upon current research on the anticolonial and nationalist experience in the Caribbean. He explores the impact of global transformation upon the independent experience of St. ...

Queen of the Virgins

Beauty pageants are wildly popular in the U.S. Virgin Islands, outnumbering any other single performance event and capturing the attention of the local people from toddlers to seniors. Local beauty contests ...

Voice of the Leopard

In Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, Ivor L. Miller shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba. During the eighteenth ...

People Get Ready

Throughout this book, Kevin Meehan offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present. By analyzing travel narratives, histories, creative ...

Caribbean Visionary

Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation traces the life of Albert Raymond Forbes Webber (1880–1932), a distinguished Caribbean scholar, statesman, legislator, and novelist. ...

Plunging into Haiti

By Ralph Pezzullo
Categories: History

For much of the early 1990s, Haiti held the world's attention. A fiery populist priest, Jean Bertrand Aristide, was elected president and deposed a year later in a military coup. Soon thousands of desperately ...

Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control

Who changed Bob Marley’s famous peace-and-love anthem into “Come to Jamaica and feel all right?”

When did the Rastafarian fighting white colonial power become the smiling Rastaman spreading beach ...

Postcolonial Literature and the Biblical Call for Justice

Colonizers imposed Christianity and biblical codes upon their conquered subjects. In the waning of imperialism the newly emerging peoples employed these same biblical codes as their cries for freedom ...