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The Grill Bible • Traeger Grill & Smoker Cookbook: The Guide to Master Your Wood Pellet Grill With 500 Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Pitmasters

by Peter Devon


Independently published (November 2, 2020)


979-8557807135



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BECOME A MASTER OF GRILL IN A MATTER OF DAYS USING THE MOST DELICIOUS RECIPESAre you the kind of person who just loves properly cooked meat? Have you never caught yourself cooking the same boring dish over and over again?

Would you like to have a tool that would support you every time you begin looking for new smoking, grilling, roasting, or baking ideas? If you answered Yes to at least one of these questions, then keep readingTHE GRILL BIBLENow imagine yourself having a tool that is going to leave all your kitchen equipment behind, a tool that is going to give you the ability to grill, bake, roast, and smoke any food in the same place.

Now imagine yourself having a cookbook with 500 most amazing recipes. Everything from smoked chicken wings to NY steak, from seafood to pizzas, this recipe book probably has every single recipe you could think about. But it is not only about the quantity; these recipes have been tested a lot of times to make sure that the quality of taste is up to our standards.

Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants

by Kevin H Siepel


Spruce Tree Press; 1st edition (October 12, 2015)


978-0978646622


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The Spanish Conquest: What Really Happened? If you’re a person who likes to learn the messy details of events likely sanitized in your schoolbooks, Conquistador Voices may be for you. You’re likely to find this book not only informative but easy to read, because Conquistador Voices is built around first-person narrativesthe kind of thing that usually holds our attention.

Think of it as a film documentary in written form, one that tells an important story in 500-year-old sound bites and narrative, and that does so in a way that informs without moralizing. In this two-volume set you’ll find neither a defense of the conquistadors nor a politically correct polemic against them.

What you will find is a one-stop, five-part layman’s summary of the Conquest, one that delves dispassionately into persons and events we still talk about today. To see who’s covered in each volume, click on the volume’s cover image and then Look Inside.

If you like what you see, order a copy for yourself or other history buff today.

Bible Trivia Made Easy: Bible Trivia Games with 1,000 Questions and Answers

by Louis Richards


Independently published (November 17, 2020)


979-8566482903


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If you’ve ever wished there was an easier way to learn from the Bible this book is for you. Even those who are well-versed at times have difficulty. Designed to teach, entertain, and enlighten, this compendium of bible trivia is the ideal companion on your biblical journey.

Over 1,000 questions and answers challenge to relive the history, heroic characters, and inspirational messages found in both the Old and New Testaments.Visit Mt. Sinai with Moses, survive the flood with Noah, and travel the road to Calvary with Jesus.”Bible Trivia Made Easy” can make a Bible Scholar out of anyone!

The quiz format along with Scripture references makes studying the bible not just easy but fun. How many days did God spend on Creation? Which plague was the first to hit Egypt? Who was saved by the Israelites when they invaded Jericho?

In the New Testament, which book is the shortest? Which prophet was swallowed by a large fish? Can you recite Romans 1, verse 20 and 21? Which of the everlasting qualities is the greatest, as set out in 1 Corinthians? Do you think you are prepared to take on the challenge?

Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (Early American Studies)

by Marisa J. Fuentes


University of Pennsylvania Press; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2018)


978-0812224184


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In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women.Marisa J. Fuentes creates a portrait of urban Caribbean slavery in this colonial town from the perspective of these women whose stories appear only briefly in historical records.

Fuentes takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with an enslaved runaway; inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color; in the midst of a white urban household in sexual chaos; to the gallows where enslaved people were executed; and within violent scenes of enslaved women’s punishments.

In the process, Fuentes interrogates the archive and its historical production to expose the ongoing effects of white colonial power that constrain what can be known about these women. Combining fragmentary sources with interdisciplinary methodologies that include black feminist theory and critical studies of history and slavery, Dispossessed Lives demonstrates how the construction of the archive marked enslaved women’s bodies, in life and in death.

DK Eyewitness Caribbean (Travel Guide)

by DK Eyewitness


DK Eyewitness Travel; Illustrated edition (December 17, 2019)


978-0241368886


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Escape to islands infused with vivacious culture. Whether you want to join the world’s biggest street party in Trinidad, cruise around the Virgin Islands or admire Havana’s yesteryear architecture, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that the Caribbean has to offer.

The Caribbean conjures up images of white-sand beaches shaded by palms and lapped by crystal seas. But these immensely varied islands offer so much more – from rainforest hikes to colonial-era sights, creole flavours to reggae rhythms. Our regularly updated guide brings the Caribbean to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.

You’ll discover: – our pick of the Caribbean’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems- the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay – detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy- easy-to-follow itineraries- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe- color-coded chapters to every part of the Caribbean, from Cuba to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica to Barbados- our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you goJust visiting Cuba?

A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean

by Renee Petrillo


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1st edition (April 6, 2012)


978-0071779845


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It was the best of dreams, it was the worst of dreams, it was an age of consulting the nautical experts, it was the age of landlubber foolishness, it was the epoch of determination, it was the epoch of despair, it was the season of hurricanes, it was a spring of beachcombing If you dream about chucking it all away and sailing toward an island life, read this first Renee and Michael didn’t have any boating experience and when their plans to remedy that fell through the two had to learn everything the hard way.

Despite themselves they managed to get from Miami to Grenada, eventually dropping the anchor of their cruising catamaran at the island of their dreams. Determined to save future sailors from themselves, A Sail of Two Idiots includes lessons Renee and Michael learned and shares them with you as examples of what and what not to do.

This a how-to guide wrapped in a funny storykind of like getting your serving of vegetables from a slice of pizza. Read this and make your dream of sailing away a reality. Includes: What Broke? Sections explores the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of a cruising multihull “Island section provide assessments of the islands of the Caribbean

A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados (Hackett Classics)

by Richard Ligon


Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; 10/18/11 edition (September 12, 2011)


978-1603846202


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Ligon’s True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados is the most significant book-length English text written about the Caribbean in the seventeenth century. [It] allows one to see the contested process behind the making of the Caribbean sugar/African slavery complex.

Kupperman is one of the leading scholars of the early modern Atlantic world…. I cannot think of any scholar better prepared to write an Introduction that places Ligon, his text, and Barbados in an Atlantic historical context. The Introduction is quite thorough, readable, and accurate; the notes [are] exemplary!

Susan Parrish, University of Michigan

The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna (Caribbean Studies Series)

by Christopher Taylor


University Press of Mississippi/Signal Books, Ltd.; Reprint edition (May 5, 2016)


978-1496809568


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In The Black Carib Wars, Christopher Taylor offers the most thoroughly researched history of the struggle of the Garifuna people to preserve their freedom on the island of St. Vincent. Today, thousands of Garifuna people live in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States, preserving their unique culture and speaking a language that directly descends from that spoken in the Caribbean at the time of Columbus.

All trace their origins back to St. Vincent where their ancestors were native Carib Indians and shipwrecked or runaway West African slaveshence the name by which they were known to French and British colonialists: Black Caribs. In the 1600s they encountered Europeans as adversaries and allies.

But from the early 1700s, white people, particularly the French, began to settle on St. Vincent. The treaty of Paris in 1763 handed the island to the British who wanted the Black Caribs’ land to grow sugar. Conflict was inevitable, and in a series of bloody wars punctuated by uneasy peace the Black Caribs took on the might of the British Empire.

Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)

by Gregory E. O'Malley


University of North Carolina Press; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2016)


978-1469629841


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This work explores a neglected aspect of the forced migration of African laborers to the Americas. Hundreds of thousands of captive Africans continued their journeys after the Middle Passage across the Atlantic. Colonial merchants purchased and then transshipped many of these captives to other colonies for resale.

Not only did this trade increase death rates and the social and cultural isolation of Africans; it also fed the expansion of British slavery and trafficking of captives to foreign empires, contributing to Britain’s preeminence in the transatlantic slave trade by the mid-eighteenth century.

The pursuit of profits from exploiting enslaved people as commodities facilitated exchanges across borders, loosening mercantile restrictions and expanding capitalist networks. Drawing on a database of over seven thousand intercolonial slave trading voyages compiled from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts, O’Malley identifies and quantifies the major routes of this intercolonial slave trade.

An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (Early American Studies)

by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy


University of Pennsylvania Press; Illustrated edition (July 18, 2000)


978-0812217322


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There were 26not 13British colonies in America in 1776. Of these, the six colonies in the CaribbeanJamaica, Barbados, the Leeward Islands, Grenada and Tobago, St. Vincent; and Dominicawere among the wealthiest. These island colonies were closely related to the mainland by social ties and tightly connected by trade.

In a period when most British colonists in North America lived less than 200 miles inland and the major cities were all situated along the coast, the ocean often acted as a highway between islands and mainland rather than a barrier.

The plantation system of the islands was so similar to that of the southern mainland colonies that these regions had more in common with each other, some historians argue, than either had with New England. Political developments in all the colonies moved along parallel tracks, with elected assemblies in the Caribbean, like their mainland counterparts, seeking to increase their authority at the expense of colonial executives.

Yet when revolution came, the majority of the white island colonists did not side with their compatriots on the mainland. A major contribution to the history of the American Revolution, An Empire Divided traces a split in the politics of the mainland and island colonies after the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765-66, when the colonists on the islands chose not to emulate the resistance of the patriots on the mainland.

Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire

by Andrea Stuart


Vintage; Illustrated edition (October 8, 2013)


978-0307474544


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In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives of his descendants, but it would also bind together ambitious white entrepreneurs and enslaved black workers in a strangling embrace.

Stuart uses her own family storyfrom the seventeenth century through the presentas the pivot for this epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery and the making of the Americas. As it grew, the sugar trade enriched Europe as never before, financing the Industrial Revolution and fuelling the Enlightenment.

And, as well, it became the basis of many economies in South America, played an important part in the evolution of the United States as a world power and transformed the Caribbean into an archipelago of riches. But this sweet and hugely profitable tradewhite gold, as it was knownhad profoundly less palatable consequences in its precipitation of the enslavement of Africans to work the fields on the islands and, ultimately, throughout the American continents.

Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World

by Edward B. Rugemer


Harvard University Press (November 12, 2018)


978-0674982994


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Winner of the Jerry H. Bentley Book Prize, World History AssociationThe success of the English colony of Barbados in the seventeenth century, with its lucrative sugar plantations and enslaved African labor, spawned the slave societies of Jamaica in the western Caribbean and South Carolina on the American mainland.

These became the most prosperous slave economies in the Anglo-American Atlantic, despite the rise of enlightened ideas of liberty and human dignity. Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World reveals the political dynamic between slave resistance and slaveholders’ power that marked the evolution of these societies.

Edward Rugemer shows how this struggle led to the abolition of slavery through a law of British Parliament in one case and through violent civil war in the other. In both Jamaica and South Carolina, a draconian system of laws and enforcement allowed slave masters to maintain control over the people they enslaved, despite resistance and recurrent slave revolts.

Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

by Laurent Dubois


University of North Carolina Press (December 16, 2019)


978-1469653600


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To tell the history of the Caribbean is to tell the history of the world,” write Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and Turits chronicle how the Caribbean has been at the heart of modern contests between slavery and freedom, racism and equality, and empire and independence.

From the emergence of racial slavery and European colonialism in the early sixteenth century to U.S. Annexations and military occupations in the twentieth, systems of exploitation and imperial control have haunted the region. Yet the Caribbean is also where empires have been overthrown, slavery was first defeated, and the most dramatic revolutions triumphed.

Caribbean peoples have never stopped imagining and pursuing new forms of liberty. Dubois and Turits reveal how the region’s most vital transformations have been ignited in the conflicts over competing visions of land. While the powerful sought a Caribbean awash in plantations for the benefit of the few, countless others anchored their quest for freedom in small-farming and counter-plantation economies, at times succeeding against all odds.

A History of Barbados: From Amerindian Settlement to Caribbean Single Market

by Hilary McD. Beckles


Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (November 16, 2006)


978-0521678490


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Highly acclaimed when it first appeared in 1990, this general history of Barbados traces the events and ideas that have shaped the collaborative experience of all the islands inhabitants. In this second edition, Hilary Beckles updates the text to reflect the considerable number of writings recently published on Barbados.

He presents new insights and analyses key events in a lucid and provocative style which will appeal to all those who have an interest in the island’s past and present. Using a vigorous approach, Hilary Beckles examines how the influences of the Amerindians, European colonisation, the sugar industry, the African slave trade, emancipation, the civil rights movement, independence in 1966 and nationalism have shaped contemporary Barbados.

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