The Confounding Island

The Confounding Island
Publisher Belknap Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780674988057
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Orlando Patterson returns to Jamaica, his birthplace, to reckon with its history and culture. Locals claim to be some of the world's happiest people, and their successes in music and athletics are legendary. Yet the country remains violent and poor. In Jamaica the dilemmas of globalization and postcolonial politics are thrown into stark relief.

The Confounding Island
  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2019

Orlando Patterson returns to Jamaica, his birthplace, to reckon with its history and culture. Locals claim to be some of the world's happiest people, and their successes in music and athletics are legendary. Yet the country remains violent and poor. In Jamaica the dilemmas of globalization and postcolonial politics are

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The Confounding Island
  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12

Orlando Patterson returns to Jamaica, his birthplace, to reckon with its history and culture. Locals claim to be some of the world’s happiest people, and their successes in music and athletics are legendary. Yet the country remains violent and poor. In Jamaica the dilemmas of globalization and postcolonial politics

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The Confounding Island
  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019

Read online The Confounding Island written by Orlando Patterson, published by which was released on 2019. Download full The Confounding Island Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Freedom
  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 1992-10-14

This magisterial work traces the history of our most cherished value. Patterson links the birth of freedom in primitive societies with the institution of slavery, and traces the evolution of three forms of freedom in the West from antiquity through the Middle Ages.

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Dead Woman Pickney
  • Author : Yvonne Shorter Brown
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20

Dead Woman Pickney chronicles life stories of growing up in Jamaica from 1943 to 1965 and contains both personal experience and history, told with stridency and humour. The author’s coming of age parallels the political stages of Jamaica’s moving from the richest Crown colony of Great Britain to an independent

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Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom
  • Author : Kathleen E. A. Monteith,Glen Richards
  • Publisher : University of West Indies Press
  • Release Date : 2001-12-31

Jamaica's rich history has been the subject of many books, articles and papers. This collection of 18 original essays considers aspects of Jamaican history not covered in more general histories of the island and illuminates developments in Jamaican and West Indian history. The collection emphasises the relevance of history to everyday

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Kingston Noir
  • Author : Colin Channer
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29

“Subverts the simplistic sunshine/reggae/spliff-smoking image of Jamaica at almost every turn . . . with a rich interplay of geographies and themes.” —Los Angeles Times From Trench Town to Half Way Tree to Norbrook to Portmore and beyond, the stories of Kingston Noir shine light into the darkest corners of this

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Jamaica
  • Author : Michael Manley
  • Publisher : Writers & Readers
  • Release Date : 1982

The former prime minister of Jamaica discusses U.S. involvement in South American affairs, the history and problems of Jamaica, and argues that U.S. worked to destabilize his government

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Lyme
  • Author : Mary Beth Pfeiffer
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17

Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. Mary Beth Pfeiffer argues it is the first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, infecting millions around the globe. She tells the heart-rending stories of its victims, families whose

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An Absence of Ruins
  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Peepal Tree PressLtd
  • Release Date : 2012

Originally published in 1967, An Absence of Ruins is a poignant portrayal of a man shaped by the colonial education of the Caribbean intellectual class. Orlando Patterson offers a devastating critique of middle-class intellectualism through the self-condemning perceptions of the main character, Alexander Blackman, and the vibrant reality of the world

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The Secret Society  Poptropica Book 3
  • Author : Mitch Krpata
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11

In this exciting third installment of the Poptropica series, we find Mya, Oliver, and Jorge in the custody of a secret society whose mission is to protect and preserve Poptropica—a mysterious, uncharted island world. These Protectors, as they call themselves, believe that any outside interference with the islands of

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Slavery and Social Death
  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15

In a work of prodigious scholarship and enormous breadth, which draws on the tribal, ancient, premodern, and modern worlds, Orlando Patterson discusses the internal dynamics of slavery in sixty-six societies over time. These include Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, China, Korea, the Islamic kingdoms, Africa, the Caribbean islands, and the

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The Children of Sisyphus
  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985

Read online The Children of Sisyphus written by Orlando Patterson, published by which was released on 1985. Download full The Children of Sisyphus Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Island on Fire
  • Author : Tom Zoellner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020

In 1831 enslaved Jamaicans revolted. What began as a peaceful movement soon became a bloodbath as British troops retaliated. Tom Zoellner tells the inspiring story of the uprising that galvanized antislavery forces in Britain and led directly to abolition two years later.

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Cuba  Hot and Cold
  • Author : Tom Miller
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10

"A collection of renowned travel writer Tom Miller's best musings on the history and culture of Cuba"--Provided by publisher.

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