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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Eventually , this black leadership pressured and negotiated independence for
Nigeria , beginning in 1960 . As in much of the rest of Africa , independence in
Nigeria marked the onset of internal power struggles among the disparate
Dates set for Nigerian independence in the 1950s came and went without
independence , not because the British would not grant it , but because Nigerians
could not agree among themselves as to when and in what constitutional form ...
The post - independence policies of the Ivory Coast differed sharply from those of
most other African nations in a number of ways . It avoided executions or coups ,
and long resisted the widespread policy of building “ showcase " industries that ...
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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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