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Neglected Fields: Sports in the Caribbean

The essays in this volume cover a variety of sports: the emphases are on baseball, basketball, cricket, football (soccer), and horse racing, but other sports are dealt with indirectly or in passing. The essays cover sports played in several specific locales: Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent, and St. Croix, as well as the Caribbean region generally. Although there is no clear organizational, pedagogical, or thematic reason for the selection of particular sports or locales, all of the essays do have some elements in common, as the title of this volume indicates.