Cuba: A boy playing baseball in a square in the capital, Havana.

 

With complex colonial histories of indigenous genocide, bondage, exploitative extraction and class/colour stratification, the Caribbean has long been a site for imagining the meaning(s) of freedom. This section features strong materials on Cuban Socialism, Black Power, The Haitian Revolution, The Grenadian Revolution, Hispanic Independence Movements, Anglophone Independence Movements and Popular Culture (music, carnival and dance). 

Key catalogue subject themes: Haiti History Revolution ; Maroons ; Radicalism West Indies British HistoryCaribbean Area Decolonization ;  Cuba History Revolution ; Grenada History Coup Detat ; Carnival Trinidad And Tobago ; Reggae

 

Marronage

Multi-sited

Jamaica

Cuba

Martinique

Haiti

Dominica

Suriname

Panama

 

The Haitian Revolution

General

 

Hispanic Caribbean independence movements and The Confederación Antillana

Materials on the independence movements of the Hispanic Caribbean and The Confederación Antillana, an attempted regional federation that sought to ensure the sovereignty of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

The Confederación Antillana

The Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico

 

The Radical Caribbean

General

The many-headed hydra : sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden story of the revolutionary Atlantic / Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker. http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2804898~S24

 

Cuba, the revolution and socialism

Heisler collection

Cuba Postgraduate Seminar Papers

A collection of original papers from the 1970s, 80s and 90s based on seminars held at ILAS about Cuban society, politics and economy.

IALS Holdings on Cuba

Further Sources on Cuba


Black power, Decolonisation and Independence Movements

The Billy Strachan Papers

  • Billy Strachan: air force officer, legal administrator; political activist in the labour and independence movements of Guyana; campaigner on UK race relations; on the committee of the Communist Party.  

Papers feature: Correspondence w/ Cheddi Jagan, Janet Jagan, Michael Manley, Richard Hart.http://www.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/resources/ICS158.pdf

BWI Decolonisation

General

The ‘Dread’ movement in Dominica

Walter Rodney and the Working Peoples Alliance Guyana

 

Grenada Revolution

General

Heisler collection materials on the Grenada Revolution

 

Performing Freedoms in Popular Culture

General

Carnival and Calypso

Dance

Jamaican Mento, Ska, Reggae and Dancehall

Zouk