Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Caribbean, African, Middle Eastern and World History Books

It's not often one sees a catalog and wants every title in there. That was my experience on browsing through the Markuswiener.com site.

Here's just a sprinkling of their most intriguing books (in no particular order):

Frontiers, Plantations, and Walled Cities Essays on Society, Culture, and Politics in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1800-1945 by Luis Martinez-Fernandez
For decades, the Hispanic Caribbean has eluded attempts by historians striving to view and analyze Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic as a region ...      More Details
Women in Caribbean History by Verene Shepherd
Early historical works portrayed women, especially those of African descent, in a sexist and racist manner. Women in Caribbean History embodies the progress of research ...      More Details
La Indianidad: The Indigenious World Before Latin America by Hernan Horna
Among the few historical documents by or about early Native American history are pre-Columbia Mayan manuscripts and stone glyphs, and documents written in Spanish by ...      More Details
Tropical Diaspora: The Jewish Experience in Cuba by Robert S. Levine
“This unique, well-documented social history invites the reader to explore Cuban Jewry as a fascinating chronicle and to ‘capture the flavor of their lives.’ This ... More Details
African Experience in Spanish America by Rout Leslie ,Jr
This pioneering book, a founding text of African diaspora studies, continues to hold a prominent place in any bibliography of its field and remains the ...      More Details
Trujillo: The Death of the Dictator by Bernard Diederich
On May 30, 1961, a hail of bullets ended the life of Generalissimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, known to his countrymen as "The Goat" for his ...      More Details
Afro-Cuban Myths: Yemaya and other Orishas by Romulo Lachatañere, Jorge Castellanos, Siegfried Kaden, Christine Ayorinde
A moving collection of myths and tales, AFRO-CUBAN MYTHS was first published in 1938 under the title Oh, Mío Yemayá!, These stories lead readers into ...      More Details

Chinese in the Caribbean by Andrew Wilson
The history of the Caribbean is a history of migrations. The peoples of the region came as conquerors and planters, slaves and indentured laborers from ...      More Details

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a great resource. Thanks for sharing this.

    I've read the Trujillo book. It's very factual and clinical but still endlessly fascinating.

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