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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Coal mines which once employed more than a quarter of a million people now
employed less than onetenth that number . Employment in the steel industry of
Wales was , by 1988 , less than one - third what it was at its peak in 1970 .
369 Likewise , infant mortality rates among slaves in the antebellum South were
a fraction of what they were in the West Indies , 370 much less what they were in
countries closer to Africa . In the Caribbean and in Brazil , it was considered to be
By 1990 , the shrinking of the Aral Sea , due to the demands of various crops for
water , caused its surface to shrink to little more than half its previous size and its
volume of water to much less than half . 315 If czarist conquest was disruptive to ...
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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
CONQUESTS AND CULTURES: Military Expansion and the Making of CivilizationUser Review - Kirkus
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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