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Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

David M. Stark

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060439
eISBN:
9780813050669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060439.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

It has long been assumed that sugar cultivation and its attendant production culture shaped the institutional and social framework of slavery throughout the Caribbean. Yet there was greater ... More

The Socialist ImpulseLatin America in the Twentieth Century

The Socialist Impulse: Latin America in the Twentieth Century

Charles D. Ameringer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033099
eISBN:
9780813038124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033099.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the last century, Latin American countries have had a tendency to adopt a socialist-style government. This region has viewed socialism as a way to overcome poverty, oppression, ignorance, ... More

Struggling for a Just PeaceIsraeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada

Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada

Maia Carter Hallward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036526
eISBN:
9780813041797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Beginning in 2004, after the mainstream peace movement collapsed due in part to the outbreak of the second intifada, the author of this book, Maia Hallward, spent most of a year observing the work of ... More

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Sinan Koont

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines one of the first and most successful large-scale, organic, and agroecological urban agriculture efforts currently being attempted in the world, namely, in Cuba. This trailblazing ... More

Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Jane M. Rausch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044668
eISBN:
9780813046334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the 1980s the discovery of exploitable petroleum deposits in the Llanos Orientales or eastern plains of Colombia transformed what had long been a neglected frontier into the fastest growing region ... More

Toledo's PeruVision and Reality

Toledo's Peru: Vision and Reality

Ronald Bruce St John

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035215
eISBN:
9780813038902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035215.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Alejandro Toledo was elected president of Peru in 2001, ending the corrupt rule of Alberto Fujimori. Limited to a single term, Toledo capitalized on his indigenous roots and his identification with ... More

Trance and Modernity in the Southern CaribbeanAfrican and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Keith E. McNeal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This is a comparative historical ethnography of the convergent colonial globalization of African and Hindu traditions of trance performance and spirit mediumship in the southern Caribbean, as well as ... More

Transnational Politics in Central America

Transnational Politics in Central America

Luis Roniger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036632
eISBN:
9780813038834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036632.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Political theorists tend to write about the countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) either as individual nation-states or as the ... More

True-Born Maroons

True-Born Maroons

Kenneth Bilby and Kevin A. Yelvington

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Constructed from the oral histories of one of the most secretive groups in the Caribbean, this book describes a culture that has been nurtured by enslaved Africans and their descendants to survive ... More

U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

Melanie M. Ziegler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030876
eISBN:
9780813039701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030876.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The United States and Cuba actually cooperate on several issues of mutual interest. This intriguing pattern of U.S.-Cuban cooperation emerged during the 1990s. Naked self-interest led the two ... More

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