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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... reared in the indigenous culture, and their descendants continued to be
prominent among the African elite in Nigeria, ... in the early nineteenth century
maintained an ascendancy and even a despotic rule over indigenous Africans for
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, only 7 percent of the workers in large-scale
industries in Uzbekistan were indigenous. About a decade later, on the eve of the
Nazi invasion of the U.S.S.R., indigenous workers had risen to 23 percent of the ...
The situation among the indigenous peoples of South America and Central
America was not the same as that among the North American Indians.
Demographically, in various regions of Latin America the Indians constituted the
bulk of the ...
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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