Sunday, December 14, 2014

Guatemala--Another Vietnam?


Melville, Thomas & Marjorie, Guatemala--another Vietnam?, Middlesex England: Penguin, 1971.

From the Editorial Foreword:
This is the story told by the Melvilles. It is of the first importance, not just for Guatemala, but also for all Latin America – where land reform remains the key to breaking the power of the continent’s oligarchic social structure. And of course the Melville’s story has a familiar ring, as the title suggests. In South Vietnam, in the areas liberated before 1954, the Viet Minh put through a land reform that expropriated the landlords. After 1954, when the Viet Minh withdrew, the government of Ngo Dinh Diem returned the land to the landlords. In this fertile soil, revolts grow. So too, in Guatemala, the land reform of Arbenz, once put into reverse, created conditions for rebellion.


See also the Catonsville Nine.

The Jamaican Historical Review, 1966 (Journal)


The Jamaican Historical Review, Vol. VI, Nos. 1 & 2, 1966.

Contents:
Les Marrons de Saint-Domingue en 1764, by Gabriel Debien.

Port Royal 1655 – 1725, by Dr. D. J. Buisseret.

The Civil Commission of 1802: An Account and an Explanation of an Issue in the Early Constitutional and Political History of Trinidad, by J. Millette.

Medioambiente y Adaptación Humana en la Prehistoria de Santo Domingo


Veloz Maggiolo, Marcio, Medioambiente y Adaptación Humana en la Prehistoria de Santo Domingo, Tomo I, Santo Domingo: Ediciones de Taller, 1976.

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Marcio Veloz Maggiolo (nacido el 13 de agosto de 1936 en Santo Domingo) es un escritor, arqueólogo y antropólogo dominicano. Autor prolífico, tanto de temas académicos como literarios, ha sido traducido al alemán, inglés, italiano y francés..


Marcio Veloz Maggiolo (born August 13, 1936 in Santo Domingo) is a Dominican writer, archaeologist and anthropologist. A prolific author of both academic and literary themes, his works have been translated into German, English, Italian and French. His maternal great-great-grandfather, Juan Bautista Maggiolo, was a Genovese naval captain who co-founded the Navy of the Dominican Republic with the also Genovese-born Juan Bautista Cambiaso and the Dominican Juan Alejandro Acosta.

The Defeat of John Hawkins: A Biography of his Third Slaving Voyage


Unwin, Rayner, The Defeat of John Hawkins: a biography of his third slaving voyage, London: Allen & Unwin, 1960.

Admiral Sir John Hawkins (also spelled as Hawkyns) (1532 – 12 November 1595) was an English naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, pirate and slave trader. He was considered the first English trader to profit from the Triangle Trade, based on selling supplies to colonies ill-supplied by their home countries, and their demand for African slaves in the Spanish colonies of Santo Domingo and Venezuela in the late 16th century. He styled himself "Captain General" as the General of both his own flotilla's of ships and those of the English Royal Navy and to distinguish himself from those Admirals that served only in the administrative sense and were not military in nature. His death and that of his cousin and mentee, Sir Francis Drake heralded the decline of the Royal Navy for decades before its recovery and eventual dominance again helped by the propaganda of the Navy's glory days under his leadership.

Balboa of Darién: Discoverer of the Pacific


Romoli, Kathleen, Balboa of Darién: discoverer of the Pacific, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1953.

See also Discoverer of the Pacific Ocean.

Vasco Núñez de Balboa (c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519[1]) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World. He traveled to the New World in 1500 and, after some exploration, settled on the island of Hispaniola. He founded the settlement of Santa María la Antigua del Darién in present-day Panama in 1510, which was the first permanent European settlement on the mainland of the Americas (a settlement by Alonso de Ojeda the previous year at San Sebastián de Urabá had already been abandoned).

El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera


García Márquez, Gabriel, El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera, Colombia: Editorial La Oveja Negra, Diciembre 1985.

El amor en los tiempos del cólera es una novela del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez, publicada en 1985. Narra la vida de tres personajes entre finales del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX en Cartagena de Indias. La novela está basada en la forma en que se desarrolló la relación de los padres de García Márquez. Para escribirla se entrevistó durante varios días con sus padres, cada uno por separado, para encontrar más detalles de como iba a escribir la novela.


Love in the Time of Cholera … is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez first published in Spanish in 1985. Alfred A. Knopf published an English translation in 1988, and an English-language movie adaptation was released in 2007.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monthly Review, September, 1965 (Journal)


Monthly Review, Vol. 17, No. 4, September, 1965.

Contents:
Review of the Month: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the Dominican Republic.

Imperialism in the Dominican Republic, by Vincent Girbau Leon.

Socialism and the Market, by Maurice Dobb, Charles Bettelheim, and a specialist.

Job Discrimination in the South, by David Michaels.

World Events, by Scott Nearing.

Books: China: A Spanish View, by Keith Buchanan.