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US Foreign Policy towards China, Cuba and Iran

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Historically, the United States saw itself as embodying the best system of government with a foreign policy goal of bringing this system to the rest of the ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315451557
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 166
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Historically, the United States saw itself as embodying the best system of government with a foreign policy goal of bringing this system to the rest of the world. While Washington has, at times, dealt more realistically with other great powers at odds with this view, it has also attempted to alienate lesser states who reject the American system. The policies of non-recognition of China, Cuba and Iran were marked instances of this phenomenon. As the Obama administration renewed ties with Cuba and contemplated a more cooperative relationship with Iran, staunch opposition arose in defence of maintaining the long-standing policy of disengagement with these regimes. Providing a timely explanation for the origins of and continued support for US policies of non-recognition toward China, Cuba and Iran, this book demonstrates the links between IR theory and US foreign policy through the lens of the English School concept of International Society. It identifies historic costs stemming from US policies of non-recognition, and cautions that maintaining an overly narrow frame for understanding global politics will cause greater difficulties for US foreign policy in the future. This book will be useful for American researchers, graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in IR and American Foreign Policy. The inclusion of English School concepts and contrasting of IR theory inside and outside the US should also make it appealing to students in the UK and Australia.


Cuba

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An epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of th ...

  • L'auteur : Ada Ferrer
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501154575
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 576
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: An epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s leading historians of Cuba. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, the United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, where a momentous revolution had taken power three years earlier. For more than half a century, the stand-off continued—through the tenure of ten American presidents and the fifty-year rule of Fidel Castro. His death in 2016, and the retirement of his brother and successor Raúl Castro in 2021, have spurred questions about the country’s future. Meanwhile, politics in Washington—Barack Obama’s opening to the island, Donald Trump’s reversal of that policy, and the election of Joe Biden—have made the relationship between the two nations a subject of debate once more. Now, award-winning historian Ada Ferrer delivers an ambitious and moving chronicle written for a moment that demands a new reckoning with both the island’s past and its relationship with the United States. Spanning more than five centuries, Cuba: An American History provides us with a front-row seat as we witness the evolution of the modern nation, with its dramatic record of conquest and colonization, of slavery and freedom, of independence and revolutions made and unmade. Along the way, Ferrer explores the sometimes surprising, often troubled intimacy between the two countries, documenting not only the influence of the United States on Cuba but also the many ways the island has been a recurring presence in US affairs. This, then, is a story that will give American readers unexpected insights into the history of their own nation and, in so doing, help them imagine a new relationship with Cuba. Filled with rousing stories and characters, and drawing on more than thirty years of research in Cuba, Spain, and the United States—as well as the author’s own extensive travel to the island over the same period—this is a stunning and monumental account like no other.


Cuba's Wild East

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Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente recounts a literary history of modern Cuba that has four distinctive and interrelated characteristics. Or ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Hulme
  • Editeur: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 1781388822
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 455
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente recounts a literary history of modern Cuba that has four distinctive and interrelated characteristics. Oriented to the east of the island, it looks aslant at a Cuban national literature that has sometimes been indistinguishable from a history of Havana. Given the insurgent and revolutionary history of that eastern region, it recounts stories of rebellion, heroism, and sacrifice. Intimately related to places and sites which now belong to a national pantheon, its corpus-while including fiction and poetry-is frequently written as memoir and testimony. As a region of encounter, that corpus is itself resolutely mixed, featuring a significant proportion of writings by US journalists and novelists as well as by Cuban writers.


Histoires de prospecteurs et chercheurs d'or

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En 1961, l'or était fixé à 35 $ l'once, l'inflation réduisait la valeur du dollar, des mines étaient de moins en moins rentables et certaines durent f ...

  • L'auteur : Jacques Meillon
  • Editeur: Editions Publibook
  • ISBN: 2342054270
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 450
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 345
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Détails: En 1961, l'or était fixé à 35 $ l'once, l'inflation réduisait la valeur du dollar, des mines étaient de moins en moins rentables et certaines durent fermer. La prospection se paralysait, mais il se produisit une demande accrue de l'uranium et les prospecteurs se recyclèrent en apprenant le secret des compteurs Geiger et de compteurs analyseurs de différents types. Puis l'or se trouva libéré d'entraves monétaires et son cours commença à monter. À nouveau, les chercheurs d'or se lancèrent dans les jungles, taïgas et déserts du monde pour découvrir de nouveaux gisements aux teneurs bien plus basses que celles des anciennes mines... Le géologue explorateur sait que beaucoup de projets, à l'origine prometteurs, peuvent se terminer en fiasco. Mais le travail tenace et le souvenir de ses péripéties ont procuré un incomparable sentiment de liberté à ceux qui participèrent à l'aventure qu'a été la recherche de l'or au vingtième siècle. Sur une période de plus de cinquante ans, l'auteur a mené une vie nomade, quasi apatride, parcourant une trentaine de pays comme chercheur d'or et géologue. Il a également été impliqué dans la prospection et l'évaluation de gisements de cuivre et d'uranium, de minéraux industriels tels que le calcaire pour cimenteries, le sel ou encore la magnésite. De nombreux voyages et projets variés sur cinq continents en ont résulté. Aujourd'hui à la retraite, il a décidé de conter certaines aventures, authentiques ou plausibles qui, avec le recul du temps, intéresseront les jeunes et les plus âgés qui n'auraient pas eu l'occasion de goûter à la vie d'un tel globe-trotter. Chroniques aux airs de roman d'aventure, dépaysantes et immersives, les vingt-cinq récits de ce recueil ont été choisis parmi l'éventail de projets de prospection et raviront les curieux de toute connaissance scientifique, historique ou humaine.


The Economies of Latin America

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The economic backwardness of Latin America and the Caribbean has long been discussed, but seldom been the subject of such a wide-ranging quantitative study ...

  • L'auteur : César Yáñez
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317320883
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The economic backwardness of Latin America and the Caribbean has long been discussed, but seldom been the subject of such a wide-ranging quantitative study. The twelve essays in this collection present a twenty-first-century analysis of a long-term issue, providing extensive geographical coverage and allowing reinterpretations of the past.


Cuba and the United States

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The Times Literary Supplement calls Louis A. Pérez Jr. "the foremost historian of Cuba writing in English." In this new edition of his acclaimed 1990 volu ...

  • L'auteur : Louis A. Pérez
  • Editeur: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820340073
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Times Literary Supplement calls Louis A. Pérez Jr. "the foremost historian of Cuba writing in English." In this new edition of his acclaimed 1990 volume, he brings his expertise to bear on the history and direction of relations between Cuba and the United States. Of all the peoples in Latin America, the author argues, none have been more familiar to the United States than Cubans--who in turn have come to know their northern neighbors equally well. Focusing on what President McKinley called "the ties of singular intimacy" linking the destinies of the two societies, Pérez examines the points at which they have made contact--politically, culturally, economically--and explores the dilemmas that proximity to the United States has posed to Cubans in their quest for national identity. This edition has been updated to cover such developments of recent years as the renewed debate over American trade sanctions against Cuba, the Elián González controversy, and increased cultural exchanges between the two countries. Also included are a new preface and an updated bibliographical essay.


La sainte famille

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Parce que Thérèse de Lisieux a dit de Henri Pranzini, le célèbre assassin de la rue Montaigne, que c'était "son premier enfant", Pierre Combescot a pr ...

  • L'auteur : Pierre Combescot
  • Editeur: Grasset
  • ISBN: 2246459095
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Parce que Thérèse de Lisieux a dit de Henri Pranzini, le célèbre assassin de la rue Montaigne, que c'était "son premier enfant", Pierre Combescot a prêté une descendance romanesque à la sainte. De ces noces entre la religion et le crime est née cette {Sainte Famille}, détonant agrégat de gitans et de gitons, de toreros et de truands, de duchesses et de maquerelles, de travelos et de tripières, de diplomates et de flics. De Nîmes à Grenade, de l'Espagne de Franco à la France de l'Occupation, en compagnie d'âmes violentes et perdues, chacune avec son lot d'infamie et sa quête de rédemption, nous voici en plein carnaval meurtrier et flamboyant.


Cuba, le chant des sirènes

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Cuba: ses plages, ses cigares, son rhum, sa musique... Certes, Cuba est tout cela mais c'est aussi et surtout un pays fascinant de diversités. C'est ce qu ...

  • L'auteur : Isabelle Mazeline
  • Editeur: Editions Publibook
  • ISBN: 2342006322
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 340
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1427
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Détails: Cuba: ses plages, ses cigares, son rhum, sa musique... Certes, Cuba est tout cela mais c'est aussi et surtout un pays fascinant de diversités. C'est ce que nous donne à voir I. Mazeline avec ce panorama complet de l'île qui permet au lecteur de mieux appréhender toute sa complexité: son histoire mouvementée, sa politique, son économie, ses ethnies, ses cultures. Nous découvrons également sa créativité dans tous les arts, sa littérature, son architecture, ses rites et coutumes. Mais encore, et c'est là le plus fascinant, nous allons à la rencontre de son peuple, tout en paradoxes, dont la vie quotidienne peut se résumer à la formule "no es facil" et qui fait face à l'adversité avec un humour et une autodérision hors du commun. "Je vais essayer de vous entraîner au coeur de celle qui n'est pas seulement “un long crocodile vert aux yeux de pierre et d'eau” selon Nicolas Guillen, un des poètes les plus connus de l'île", nous dit ainsi I. Mazeline, une auteure amoureuse de Cuba mais jamais dupe, qui nous en dévoile les multiples facettes et nous offre un ouvrage complet, passionné et passionnant.


Las conspiraciones en Cuba de 1810 y 1812

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Las conspiraciones en Cuba de 1810 y 1812, es una antología a cargo de José Luciano Franco que muestra los hechos acontecidos en Cuba tras las revueltas ...

  • L'auteur : Varios Autores
  • Editeur: Linkgua
  • ISBN: 8490074046
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 148
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Las conspiraciones en Cuba de 1810 y 1812, es una antología a cargo de José Luciano Franco que muestra los hechos acontecidos en Cuba tras las revueltas de Haití, como parte del proceso independentista de los cubanos negros. Las conspiraciones aquí relacionadas sucedieron durante el gobierno del marqués de Someruelos, y tras ser descubiertas provocaron juicios y condenas a muerte de sus dirigentes. El presente volumen contiene documentos del Archivo General de Indias y del Archivo Nacional de Cuba, que describen los juicios a los miembros de las conspiraciones, además de que se muestra cómo José Antonio Aponte, con su "Libro de Pinturas", niega la historia "oficial" contándola desde su punto de vista.


Origins of Cuban Music and Dance

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This book is a study of changüí, a particular style of music and dance in Guantánamo, Cuba, and the roots of son, the style of music that contributed to ...

  • L'auteur : Benjamin Lapidus
  • Editeur: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 1461670292
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 222
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book is a study of changüí, a particular style of music and dance in Guantánamo, Cuba, and the roots of son, the style of music that contributed to the development of salsa, in Eastern Cuba. The book also highlights the connections between Afro-Haitian music and Cuban popular music through changüí.


Essor des plantations et subversion antiesclavagiste à Cuba (1791-1845)

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  • L'auteur : YACOU Alain
  • Editeur: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 2811132996
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 624
  • Langue: French/English
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The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy

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This collection of essays explores the inter-imperial connections between British, Spanish, Dutch, and French Caribbean colonies, and the 'Old World' count ...

  • L'auteur : Adrian Leonard,D. Pretel
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137432721
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 319
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This collection of essays explores the inter-imperial connections between British, Spanish, Dutch, and French Caribbean colonies, and the 'Old World' countries which founded them. Grounded in primary archival research, the thirteen contributors focus on the ways that participants in the Atlantic World economy transcended imperial boundaries.


Gutenberg's Europe

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Major transformations in society are always accompanied by parallel transformations in systems of social communication – what we call the media. In this ...

  • L'auteur : Frédéric Barbier
  • Editeur: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509509933
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 995
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Détails: Major transformations in society are always accompanied by parallel transformations in systems of social communication – what we call the media. In this book, historian Frédéric Barbier provides an important new economic, political and social analysis of the first great 'media revolution' in the West: Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in the mid fifteenth century. In great detail and with a wealth of historical evidence, Barbier charts the developments in manuscript culture in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and shows how the steadily increasing need for written documents initiated the processes of change which culminated with Gutenberg. The fifteenth century is presented as the 'age of start-ups' when investment and research into technologies that were new at the time, including the printing press, flourished. Tracing the developments through the sixteenth century, Barbier analyses the principal features of this first media revolution: the growth of technology, the organization of the modern literary sector, the development of surveillance and censorship and the invention of the process of 'mediatization'. He offers a rich variety of examples from cities all over Europe, as well as looking at the evolution of print media in China and Korea. This insightful re-interpretation of the Gutenberg revolution also looks beyond the specific historical context to draw connections between the advent of print in the Rhine Valley ('paper valley') and our own modern digital revolution. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of early modern history, of literature and the media, and will appeal to anyone interested in what remains one of the greatest cultural revolutions of all time.


Against the Odds

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The seven contributions contained in this collection address various forms of manumission throughout the American South as well as the Caribbean. Topics in ...

  • L'auteur : Jane G. Landers
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135247455
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 162
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 387
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Détails: The seven contributions contained in this collection address various forms of manumission throughout the American South as well as the Caribbean. Topics include color, class, and identity on the eve of the Haitian revolution; where free persons of color stood in the hierarchy of wealth in antebellum


La longue guerre des nègres marrons de Cuba

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Comme dans toute l'Amérique des plantations où le nègre fut l'indigène de substitution, le grand marronnage a représenté une réalité importante. A ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 2811131582
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 492
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 871
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Détails: Comme dans toute l'Amérique des plantations où le nègre fut l'indigène de substitution, le grand marronnage a représenté une réalité importante. A Cuba, les esclaves fugitifs se retranchaient sur les hauteurs boisées à l'Est, dans la Sierra Maestra, ou bien dans la forêt vierge qui s'étend aux côtes d'Ouest en partie envahies par les mangles ou encore dans le plat pays du Centre, parsemé de mornes considérables. Le choc entre la société esclavagiste et la société marronne s'explique d'abord par le fait que Cuba ait cherché à se substituer à l'opulente colonie française de Saint-Domingue ruinée par la révolution nègre d'Haïti en 1802-1804. Au-delà des représentatios de la dissidence majeure que fut le grand marronnage, distincte des rébellions d'esclaves et des conspirations des libres de couleur, cet ouvrage s'attache aux causes et aux conséquences de cette singulière "insurgence", à savoir la conquête d'une liberté dans les bois, une liberté acquise et non octroyée. La guerre des marrons a bien eu lieu à Cuba au cours de la première moitié du XIXe siècle entre 1815 et 1852, sur toute l'étendue de la grande île où sévissait l'économie de plantation.


The Oxford Handbook of the Operatic Canon

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Opera has always been a vital and complex mixture of commercial and aesthetic concerns, of bourgeois politics and elite privilege. In its long heyday in th ...

  • L'auteur : Cormac Newark,William Weber
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190224215
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 456
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Opera has always been a vital and complex mixture of commercial and aesthetic concerns, of bourgeois politics and elite privilege. In its long heyday in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it came to occupy a special place not only among the arts but in urban planning, too this is, perhaps surprisingly, often still the case. The Oxford Handbook of the Operatic Canon examines how opera has become the concrete edifice it was never meant to be, by tracing its evolution from a market entirely driven by novelty to one of the most canonic art forms still in existence. Throughout the book, a lively assembly of musicologists, historians, and industry professionals tackle key questions of opera's past, present, and future. Why did its canon evolve so differently from that of concert music? Why do its top ten titles, all more than a century old, now account for nearly a quarter of all performances worldwide? Why is this system of production becoming still more top-heavy, even while the repertory seemingly expands, notably to include early music? Topics range from the seventeenth century to the present day, from Russia to England and continental Europe to the Americas. To reflect the contested nature of many of them, each is addressed in paired chapters. These complement each other in different ways: by treating the same geographical location in different periods, by providing different national or regional perspectives on the same period, or by thinking through similar conceptual issues in contrasting or changing contexts. Posing its questions in fresh, provocative terms, The Oxford Handbook of the Operatic Canon challenges scholarly assumptions in music and cultural history, and reinvigorates the dialogue with an industry that is, despite everything, still growing.


The Golden Leaf

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Through the rise and fall of empires, ideologies, and economies, tobacco grown on the tiny island of Cuba has remained an enduring symbol of pleasure and e ...

  • L'auteur : Charlotte Cosner
  • Editeur: Vanderbilt University Press
  • ISBN: 0826520340
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Through the rise and fall of empires, ideologies, and economies, tobacco grown on the tiny island of Cuba has remained an enduring symbol of pleasure and extravagance. Cultivated as one of the first reliable commodities for those inhabitants who remained after conquistadors moved on in search of a mythical wellspring of gold, tobacco quickly became crucial to the support of the swelling Spanish Empire in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Eventually, however, tobacco became one of the final stabilizing forces in the empire, and it ultimately proved more resilient than the best laid plans of kings and queens. Tobacco, and those whose livelihoods depended on it, shrugged off the Empire's collapse and pressed on into the twentieth century as an economic force any state or political power must reckon with. Cosner explores the history of this golden leaf through the personal narratives of farmers, bureaucrats, and laborers, all struggling to build an independent and lucrative economic engine. Through conquest, rebellion, colonial and imperial schemes, and the eventual Communist revolution, Cuban tobacco and cigars became a luxury item that commanded loyalty that defied mere borders or embargoes. Ultimately, The Golden Leaf is a story of two carefully cultivated products: Cuban tobacco, and its lofty reputation.


Wizards and Scientists

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In Wizards and Scientists Stephan Palmié offers a corrective to the existing historiography on the Caribbean. Focusing on developments in Afro-Cuban relig ...

  • L'auteur : Stephan Palmié
  • Editeur: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822383640
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 412
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Wizards and Scientists Stephan Palmié offers a corrective to the existing historiography on the Caribbean. Focusing on developments in Afro-Cuban religious culture, he demonstrates that traditional Caribbean cultural practices are part and parcel of the same history that produced modernity and that both represent complexly interrelated hybrid formations. Palmié argues that the standard narrative trajectory from tradition to modernity, and from passion to reason, is a violation of the synergistic processes through which historically specific, moral communities develop the cultural forms that integrate them. Highlighting the ways that Afro-Cuban discourses serve as a means of moral analysis of social action, Palmié suggests that the supposedly irrational premises of Afro-Cuban religious traditions not only rival Western rationality in analytical acumen but are integrally linked to rationality itself. Afro-Cuban religion is as “modern” as nuclear thermodynamics, he claims, just as the Caribbean might be regarded as one of the world’s first truly “modern” locales: based on the appropriation and destruction of human bodies for profit, its plantation export economy anticipated the industrial revolution in the metropolis by more than a century. Working to prove that modernity is not just an aspect of the West, Palmié focuses on those whose physical abuse and intellectual denigration were the price paid for modernity’s achievement. All cultures influenced by the transcontinental Atlantic economy share a legacy of slave commerce. Nevertheless, local forms of moral imagination have developed distinctive yet interrelated responses to this violent past and the contradiction-ridden postcolonial present that can be analyzed as forms of historical and social analysis in their own right.


The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot

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“An illuminating treat! . . . it retraces the neighborhood’s fascinating arc from remote woodland estate to the enduring Beaux Arts streetscape.” — ...

  • L'auteur : Matthew Spady
  • Editeur: Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN: 0823289435
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 479
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1931
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Détails: “An illuminating treat! . . . it retraces the neighborhood’s fascinating arc from remote woodland estate to the enduring Beaux Arts streetscape.” —Eric K. Washington, award-winning author of Boss of the Grips This fully illustrated history peels back the many layers of a rural society evolving into an urban community, enlivened by the people who propelled it forward: property owners, tenants, laborers, and servants. It tells the intricate tale of how individual choices in the face of family dysfunction, economic crises, technological developments, and the myriad daily occurrences that elicit personal reflection and change of course pushed Audubon Park forward to the cityscape that distinguishes the neighborhood today. A longtime evangelist for Manhattan’s Audubon Park neighborhood, author Matthew Spady delves deep into the lives of the two families most responsible over time for the anomalous arrangement of today’s streetscape: the Audubons and the Grinnells. Beginning with the Audubons’ return to America in 1839 and John James Audubon’s purchase of fourteen acres of farmland, The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot follows the many twists and turns of the area’s path from forest to city, ending in the twenty-first century with the Audubon name re-purposed in today’s historic district, a multiethnic, multi-racial urban neighborhood far removed from the homogeneous, Eurocentric Audubon Park suburb. “This well-documented saga of demographics chronicles a dazzling cast of characters and a plot fraught with idealism, speculation, and expansion, as well as religious, political, and real estate machinations.” —Roberta J.M. Olson, PhD, Curator of Drawings, New-York Historical Society The story of the area’s evolution from hinterland to suburb to city is comprehensively told in Matthew Spady’s fluidly written new history.” —The New York Times


The Oxford World History of Empire

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This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essa ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Fibiger Bang,C. A. Bayly,Walter Scheidel
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0197532780
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 1449
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.


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