Empire S Crossroads

Empire s Crossroads
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780230766181
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.

Empire s Crossroads
  • Author : Carrie Gibson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19

In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands

Empire s Crossroads
  • Author : Carrie Gibson
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11

A “wide-ranging, vivid” narrative history of one of the most coveted and complex regions of the world: the Caribbean (The Observer). Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the Santa Maria and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition

Crossroads of Empire
  • Author : Ned C. Landsman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01

Ultimately, he argues, it was within the Middle Colonies that the question was first posed, What is the American?An insightful and valuable classroom synthesis of the scholarship of the Middle Colonies, Crossroads of Empire makes clear the vital role of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in establishing an

At the Crossroads
  • Author : Jane T. Merritt
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01

Examining interactions between native Americans and whites in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania, Jane Merritt traces the emergence of race as the defining difference between these neighbors on the frontier. Before 1755, Indian and white communities in Pennsylvania shared a certain amount of interdependence. They traded skills and resources and found a common enemy

Empires and Diversity
  • Author : Gregory E. Areshian
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31

For more than four thousand years, empires have been geographically the largest polities on Earth, shaping in many respects the human past and present in different epochs and on different continents. Covering the time span from the second millennium B.C.E. to the sixteenth century C.E., and geographic

Pacific Connections
  • Author : Kornel Chang
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12

In the late nineteenth century the borderlands between the United States, the British Empire in Canada, and the Asia-Pacific Rim emerged as a crossroads of the Pacific world. In Pacific Connections, Kornel Chang tells the dramatic stories of the laborers, merchants, smugglers, and activists who crossed these borders into the

Frontier Cities
  • Author : Jay Gitlin,Barbara Berglund,Adam Arenson
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-18

Macau, New Orleans, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. All of these metropolitan centers were once frontier cities, urban areas irrevocably shaped by cross-cultural borderland beginnings. Spanning a wide range of periods and locations, and including stories of eighteenth-century Detroit, nineteenth-century Seattle, and twentieth-century Los Angeles, Frontier Cities recovers the

At the Crossroads of Empires
  • Author : Lecturer Department of Government Nara Dillon,Nara Dillon,Jean Chun Oi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

Republican Shanghai was a heterogeneous city with no central institutions. Yet somehow it functioned coherently. What held the city together? The authors argue that networks of middlemen with boundless connections provided the glue.

Empire Saga
  • Author : Michael J. Findley
  • Publisher : Findley Family Video Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-07-09

Look at the future of persecution. One day soon the only refuge for the faithful may be Space. Follow a desperate couple fighting isolation and equipment malfunction to pilot a gas-collecting balloon ship to the outer planets. Michael, crown prince of the Space Empire hopes to save his people from

Crossroads of Empire
  • Author : University of the West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados). History Dept
  • Publisher : Cave Hill, Bridgetown, Barbados : Department of History, University of the West Indies
  • Release Date : 1994

Geschiedenis van de verhoudingen tussen Europa en het Caribisch gebied tussen 1492 en 1992. Een verzamelbundel met bijdragen over dit onderwerp van verschilende Caribische wetenschappers.

Fit to be Citizens
  • Author : Natalia Molina
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2006

Shows how science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. Examining the experiences of Mexican, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, this book illustrates the ways health officials used complexly constructed concerns about public health to demean, diminish, discipline, and define racial groups.

Nomads at the Crossroads
  • Author : O.P. Goyal
  • Publisher : Gyan Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2005

Nomadism as a way of life was a logical, valid and productive mode of existence. Pastoral nomads proved to be resistant to external forces. Their land, culture, lifestyle could not overrun by modern civilization. As the world economy is changing drastically, and pastoral nomads everywhere are facing the impact. The

Warrior Mums
  • Author : Michelle Daly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-03-24

One of the benefits of social media is getting to meet the parents of special needs children and adults. I have grown to know and truly admire these brave people. Our solitary journeys have taken many different roads, yet we've all connected on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other forums.

Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire
  • Author : Timothy J. Shannon
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2002

On the eve of the Seven Years' War in North America, the British crown convened the Albany Congress, an Anglo-Iroquois treaty conference, in response to a crisis that threatened imperial expansion. British authorities hoped to address the impending collapse of Indian trade and diplomacy in the northern colonies, a problem

Islam at the Crossroads
  • Author : Muhammad Asad
  • Publisher : The Other Press
  • Release Date : 1993

This book was written as a plea to the Muslims to avoid a blind imitation of Western social forms and values, and to try to preserve instead their Islamic heritage which once upon a time had been responsible for the many-sided historical phenomenon comprised in the term 'Muslim civilisation'. It