BOOKS RECEIVED: Edgardo Melendez, “Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Puerto Rico is often left out of conversations on migration and transnationalism within the Latino context. Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Melendez seeks to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Josep M. Fradera and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, eds. “Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
African slavery was pervasive in Spain’s Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the slave traffic and the plantation at… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Leshikar-Denton and Erreguerena, eds., “Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
The waters of Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with archaeological sites, including coastal settlements, defensive forts, freshwater sources, fishing-related activities, navigational aids, anchorages, harbours, ports, shipbuilding sites, shipwrecks and survivor camps. Tragically, treasure-hunting has had a deep impact… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lloyd H. Rogler, “Barrio Professors: Tales of Naturalistic Research” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
Prize-winning sociologist Lloyd H. Rogler, a founder of cultural psychiatry, gives us an intimately revealing, brilliantly narrated account of fieldwork from San Juan, Puerto Rico to inner-city New Haven. Using his decades of field experience and creative fiction he explores… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Kimberly Nettles, “Guyana Diaries: Women’s Lives Across Difference” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
Guyana Diaries narrates the life histories of members of the Red Thread Development Corporation, a group of women activists in the Caribbean. Kimberly Nettles, an African American researcher, explores the impact of their work on these women’s lives and, in… Read More
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