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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However , just as slavery became a general moral and political issue in Western
civiliza tion in the nineteenth century , so “ the right of self - determination of
peoples ” became a general moral and political issue in the twentieth century . In
An International History Thomas Sowell. tion industry in Russia was dominated
by German firms , though a French subsidiary of Westinghouse was also
significant . 209 The pattern , as well as magnitude , of foreign economic activity
in Russia ...
Dependence on deer skins for clothing likewise meant that a modest number of
Iroquois required a vast amount of land in which to hunt the deer required to keep
themselves clothed . The Mohawks , for example , with an estimated popula tion ...
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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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