Reviews

Author: 
Toni Pressley-Sanon
Reviewer: 
Simon Lee

Lee on Pressley-Sanon, 'Zombifying a Nation: Race, Gender and the Haitian Loas on Screen'

Toni Pressley-Sanon. Zombifying a Nation: Race, Gender and the Haitian Loas on Screen. Contributions to Zombie Studies Series. Jefferson: McFarland Publishing, 2016. 200 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9424-8.

Reviewed by Simon Lee (The College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad & Tobago) Published on H-Caribbean (October, 2017) Commissioned by Sarah Foss

Author: 
Yeidy M. Rivero
Reviewer: 
Susan Harewood

Harewood on Rivero, 'Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960'

Yeidy M. Rivero. Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960. Console-ing Passions: Television and Cultural Power Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 264 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5871-8; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5859-6.

Reviewed by Susan Harewood (University of Washington at Bothell) Published on H-Caribbean (August, 2017) Commissioned by Sarah Foss

Author: 
Ann Twinam
Reviewer: 
Cecily Jones

Jones on Twinam, 'Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies'

Ann Twinam. Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 553 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-5093-6.

Reviewed by Cecily Jones (University of Warwick) Published on H-Caribbean (June, 2017) Commissioned by Sarah Foss

Author: 
Sarah Phillips Casteel
Reviewer: 
Patrick Taylor

Taylor on Casteel, 'Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination'

Sarah Phillips Casteel. Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 336 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17440-4.

Reviewed by Patrick Taylor (York University) Published on H-Caribbean (January, 2017) Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

Rethinking "Calypso Jews" in the Caribbean Imagination

Author: 
Sehon S. Goodridge, edited by Anthony De Vere Phillips.
Reviewer: 
Christopher Taylor

Taylor on Goodridge, 'Facing the Challenge of Emancipation: A Study of the Ministry of William Hart Coleridge, First Bishop of Barbados, 1824-1842'

Sehon S. Goodridge, edited by Anthony De Vere Phillips. Facing the Challenge of Emancipation: A Study of the Ministry of William Hart Coleridge, First Bishop of Barbados, 1824-1842. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2014. xix + 131 pp. $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-976-653-014-3.

Reviewed by Christopher Taylor (University of Western Ontario) Published on H-Caribbean (March, 2015) Commissioned by Gregg French

Author: 
Woodville K. Marshall
Reviewer: 
Justin Roberts

Roberts on Marshall, 'From Plantations to University Campus: The Social History of Cave Hill, Barbados'

Woodville K. Marshall. From Plantations to University Campus: The Social History of Cave Hill, Barbados. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2013. viii + 156 pp. $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-976-640-321-8.

Reviewed by Justin Roberts (Dalhousie University) Published on H-Caribbean (February, 2015) Commissioned by Jason Michelakos

A Troubled Ground: A History of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill

Author: 
Rosamond S. King
Reviewer: 
David Murray

Murray on King, 'Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination'

Rosamond S. King. Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014. 275 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-4980-9.

Reviewed by David Murray (York University) Published on H-Caribbean (November, 2014) Commissioned by Jason Michelakos

A New Imagining? Exploring Caribglobal Sexualities through a Multi-Genre Lens

Author: 
Supriya M. Nair, ed.
Reviewer: 
Sarah Phillips Casteel

Phillips Casteel on Nair, 'Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature'

Supriya M. Nair, ed. Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature. Options for Teaching Series. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2012. ix + 459 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60329-106-4; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60329-107-1.

Reviewed by Sarah Phillips Casteel (Department of English, Carleton University) Published on H-Caribbean (September, 2014) Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

Destabilizing the Caribbean Literary Canon

Author: 
(Director) Andrea E. Leland
Reviewer: 
MAXIMILIAN FORTE

FORTE on (Director) Andrea E. Leland, 'Yurumein (Homeland)'

(Director) Andrea E. Leland. Yurumein (Homeland). January 2014. 50-minute documentary / DVD format / 4:3 aspect ratio / surround sound.

Reviewed by MAXIMILIAN FORTE (Concordia University) Published on H-Caribbean (June, 2014) Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

Resistance, Rupture, and Repair: The Story of the Caribs of St. Vincent in the Caribbean

Author: 
Hilary McD. Beckles
Reviewer: 
Jason Michelakos

Michelakos on Beckles, 'Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide'

Hilary McD. Beckles. Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide. Jamaica: University of West Indies Press, 2013. 292 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-976-640-349-2.

Reviewed by Jason Michelakos (York University) Published on H-Caribbean (June, 2014) Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

Author: 
David A. Sartorius
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Sartorius, 'Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba'


David A. Sartorius. Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 336 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5593-9; $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5579-3.

Reviewed by Gregg French (Western University)
Published on H-Caribbean (June, 2014)
Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

Challenging the Study of Race and Loyalty on La Siempre Fiel Isla

Author: 
Cindy Hahamovitch
Reviewer: 
James Braun

Braun on Hahamovitch, 'No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor'

Cindy Hahamovitch. No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. Illustrations. 352 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-16015-3; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-10268-9.

Reviewed by James Braun (Department of Sociology, University of Toronto) Published on H-Caribbean (June, 2013) Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

Author: 
J. R. McNeill
Reviewer: 
Jefferson Dillman

Dillman on McNeill, 'Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914'

J. R. McNeill. Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914. New Approaches to the Americas Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 371 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-45286-1; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-45910-5.

Reviewed by Jefferson Dillman (University of Texas) Published on H-Caribbean (October, 2012) Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

Author: 
Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss
Reviewer: 
Bernard Moitt

Moitt on Schloss, 'Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique'

Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss. Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009. vi + 300 pp. ISBN 978-0-8122-4172-3.

Reviewed by Bernard Moitt (Virginia Commonwealth University) Published on H-Caribbean (August, 2010) Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

The Meaning of Liberty in Martinique: The Final Days of Slavery

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