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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63 Most African slaves remained in Africaindeed , those captured in the Sudan
remained in the Sudan and those captures in Nigeria remained in Nigeria — but
the numbers exported were still enormous . In the middle of the sixteenth century
as slaves , with their children being born into slavery . They had few children ,
however , for both marriage and casual sex among slaves was suppressed . 323
Moreover , the death rate among those few children was so high that they rarely ...
It was much easier for Brazil to transport new slaves from Africa than for the
United States to do so , the U . S . being so much ... A slave in the United States in
the mid - nineteenth century cost thirty times what he cost on the coast of Africa .
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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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