Conquests And Cultures: An International History
This book is the culmination of 15 years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice, as well as on other travels in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, and around the Pacific rim. Its purpose has been to try to understand the role of cultural differences within nations and between nations, today and over centuries of history, in shaping the economic and social fates of peoples and of whole civilizations. Focusing on four major cultural areas(that of the British, the Africans (including the African diaspora), the Slavs of Eastern Europe, and the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere— Conquests and Cultures reveals patterns that encompass not only these peoples but others and help explain the role of cultural evolution in economic, social, and political development.
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For example , Englishmen introduced railroads to the rest of the world , not only
by the example of railroad building in their own country , but also by themselves
building and manning the first railroads in Germany , Argentina , India , Russia ...
Counting the costs of conquest and administration , for example , against the
profits and taxes extracted from the colonies , together with other economic
pluses and minuses , Britain as a whole did not benefit economically from the
192 . Paul L . Doughty , “ The Society and Its Environment , ” Peru : A Country
Study , edited by Rex A . Hudson ( Washington : U . S . Government Printing
Office , 1993 ) , p . 128 193 . See , for example , Robert M . Utley , The Indian
Frontier of ...
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Another great book by Thomas Sowell. Though it is the third book in a trilogy, I have read it in isolation. It is as engaging, insightful, and clearly written as all the other Sowell books. I highly recommend it. Read full review
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Hoover Institution scholar-in-residence Sowell concludes a trilogy that began with Race and Culture (1994) and Migrations and Cultures (1996) by considering—in sometimes stimulating, sometimes ... Read full review
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