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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Although slavery no longer existed in Britain itself during the era of the empire ,
the British became the world ' s largest slaveholders in their Western Hemisphere
colonies in the Caribbean . Aborigines were dealt with brutally in Australia ...
From the late Victorian age , when African territories began to be acquired , until
the post - World War II era , when independence came to India in 1947 and then
spread rapidly to other parts of the British Empire around the world over the next
sible within nations with large interiors such as Germany or the United States ,
both of which had to wait for the era of railroads to challenge the British in
industrialization . The fact that the key raw materials of the industrial age - iron
ore and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MMSequeira - LibraryThing
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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