Haitian Studies Association 2019

Acquisitions editor Stephanye Hunter attended the Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference in Gainesville, FL last weekend. We displayed some of our new and bestselling Haitian studies books, and it was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are a few books we brought to the conference: Who Owns Haiti?: People, … Continue reading Haitian Studies Association 2019

The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This month, Brazil is hosting the South American football championship, better known as the Copa América. First held in 1916, the Copa América is the oldest continental football competition in the world, and this year’s edition … Continue reading The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

“A highly original and comprehensive study of the role of the guerrilla ethos in Cuban revolutionary history. Clayfield skillfully weaves together themes of duty, struggle against overwhelming obstacles, and cubanía to illustrate the profound roots of guerrillerismo in Cuban history. Essential reading.”—John M. Kirk, author of Healthcare without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism In this extensively researched book, Anna Clayfield … Continue reading The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

“A learned and detailed overview of indigenous Caribbean art. A pleasure to read.”—Samuel M. Wilson, author of The Archaeology of the Caribbean “An important contribution to our understanding of how art was integrated into the fabric of culture, society, and daily life in the precolonial Caribbean. Waldron brings an art historical perspective to the full range … Continue reading Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

El Techo de la Ballena

“A sensitive, highly informed study of an immensely important but little understood artistic group in mid-twentieth-century Venezuela.”—Edward J. Sullivan, author of Making the Americas Modern: Hemispheric Art, 1910–1960 “Insightful, critical, and well written. A much-needed account of an artistic movement embodying rebellion and protest that functioned as a true avant-garde, challenging the status of art and … Continue reading El Techo de la Ballena

Labor Politics in Latin America

“Deals in a systematic way with a very important topic, the world of work in Latin America and prospects for reform there. Scholars, citizens, and activists should pay heed.”—José A. Alemán, author of Labor Relations in New Democracies: East Asia, Latin America, and Europe   “Brings up to date our understanding of the nature of work … Continue reading Labor Politics in Latin America

Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

In the Q&A below, UPF author Carl Lindskoog (Detain and Punish) talks to fellow UPF authors April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram about their new collection, Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies. This volume shows that although Haiti and the Dominican Republic share an island and a complicated history, there is … Continue reading Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border