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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Most of the white population of the American South as a whole came not only
from what has been loosely called the "Celtic fringe," but also from that fringe at a
particular time and a particular stage of its cultural evolution: . . . had the South ...
South. The term "Hoosiers" was also a common name for them, though in the
United States this name was applied particularly to those Southerners who
migrated into Indiana and, eventually, to Indianans of whatever regional origins.
historian summarized the world encountered by Frederick Law Olmsted during
his celebrated travels through the antebellum South: The meager standard of
living — the shabby dwellings, the coarse and monotonous fare, the absence of ...
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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