Imperial Culture in Antipodean Cities, 1880-1939

Imperial Culture in Antipodean Cities, 1880-1939
Author: J. Griffiths
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 1137385731
ISBN 13: 9781137385734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Culture in Antipodean Cities, 1880-1939 Book Review:

Drawing on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, this book explores how far imperial culture penetrated antipodean city institutions. It argues that far from imperial saturation, the city 'Down Under' was remarkably untouched by the Empire.

Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century
Author: Andrew Thompson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0199236585
ISBN 13: 9780199236589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century Book Review:

The first systematic investigation of the impact of imperialism on twentieth-century Britain.

The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire
Author: Piers Brendon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 1409077969
ISBN 13: 9781409077961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire Book Review:

No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty structure collapsed, often amid bloodshed, leaving behind a scatter of sea-girt dependencies and a ghost of an empire, the Commonwealth, overshadowed by Imperial America. It left a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit, a legal code and a near-universal language; at worst, failed states and internecine strife. Full of vivid particulars, brief lives, telling anecdotes, comic episodes, symbolic moments and illustrative vignettes, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire is popular history at its scholarly best.

The Empire

The Empire
Author: Goldwin Smith
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1863
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951002459443W
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Empire: A Series of Letters

The Empire: A Series of Letters
Author: Goldwin Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN 10: 1108022979
ISBN 13: 9781108022972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Empire: A Series of Letters Book Review:

A collection of letters concerning British colonial interests written by a staunch anti-imperialist, first published in 1863.

The Empire. A Series of Letters Published in “The Daily News,” 1862, 1863

The Empire. A Series of Letters Published in “The Daily News,” 1862, 1863
Author: Goldwin Smith
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1863
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0017774293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antarctica as Cultural Critique

Antarctica as Cultural Critique
Author: E. Glasberg
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2012-10-29
ISBN 10: 1137014431
ISBN 13: 9781137014436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica as Cultural Critique Book Review:

Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of bio-political management of population and place, this book remaps national and postcolonial methods and offers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern.

The Middle Kingdom and the Empire of the Rising Sun

The Middle Kingdom and the Empire of the Rising Sun
Author: June Dreyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 0195375661
ISBN 13: 9780195375664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle Kingdom and the Empire of the Rising Sun Book Review:

Japan and China have been rivals for more than a millennium. In more recent times, China was the more powerful until the late nineteenth century, while Japan took the upper hand in the twentieth. Now, China's resurgence has emboldened it even as Japan perceives itself falling behind, exacerbating long-standing historical frictions. June Teufel Dreyer's Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun provides a highly accessible overview of one of the world's great civilizational rivalries. Dreyer, a senior scholar of East Asia, begins in the ninth century in order to provide a historical background for the main story: by the mid-nineteenth century, the shrinking distances afforded by advances in technology and the intrusion of Western powers brought the two into closer proximity in ways that alternately united and divided them. In the aftermath of multiple wars between them, including a long and brutal conflict in World War II, Japan developed into an economic power but rejected any concomitant military capabilities. China's journey toward modernization was hindered by ideological and leadership struggles that lasted until the death of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong in 1976. Bringing the narrative up to the present day, Dreyer focuses on the issues that dominate China and Japan's fraught current relationship: economic rivalry, memories of World War II, resurgent nationalism, military tensions, Taiwan, the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, and globalization. Dreyer argues that recent disputes should be seen as manifestations of embedded rivalries rather than as issues whose resolution would provide a lasting solution to deep-standing disputes. For anyone interested in the political dynamics of East Asia, this integrative history of the relationship between the region's two giants is essential reading.

Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era
Author: Joseph A. Fry
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-03-22
ISBN 10: 0813177146
ISBN 13: 9780813177144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era Book Review:

The Civil War marked a significant turning point in American history -- not only for the United States itself but also for its relations with foreign powers both during and after the conflict. The friendship and foreign policy partnership between President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Henry Seward shaped those US foreign policies. These unlikely allies, who began as rivals during the 1860 presidential nomination, helped ensure that America remained united and prospered in the aftermath of the nation's consuming war. In Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era, Joseph A. Fry examines the foreign policy decisions that resulted from this partnership and the legacy of those decisions. Lincoln and Seward, despite differences in upbringing, personality, and social status, both adamantly believed in the preservation of the union and the need to stymie slavery. They made that conviction the cornerstone of their policies abroad, and through those policies, such as Seward threatening war with any nation that intervened in the Civil War, they prevented European intervention that could have led to Northern defeat. The Union victory allowed America to resume imperial expansion, a dynamic that Seward sustained beyond Lincoln's death during his tenure as President Andrew Johnson's Secretary of State. Fry's analysis of the Civil War from an international perspective and the legacy of US policy decisions provides a more complete view of the war and a deeper understanding of this crucial juncture in American history.

The Rhetoric of Empire

The Rhetoric of Empire
Author: David Spurr
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780822313175
ISBN 13: 0822313170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rhetoric of Empire Book Review:

The white man's burden, darkest Africa, the seduction of the primitive: such phrases were widespread in the language Western empires used to talk about their colonial enterprises. How this language itself served imperial purposes--and how it survives today in writing about the Third World--are the subject of David Spurr's book, a revealing account of the rhetorical strategies that have defined Western thinking about the non-Western world. Despite historical differences among British, French, and American versions of colonialism, their rhetoric had much in common. The Rhetoric of Empire identifies these shared features—images, figures of speech, and characteristic lines of argument—and explores them in a wide variety of sources. A former correspondent for the United Press International, the author is equally at home with journalism or critical theory, travel writing or official documents, and his discussion is remarkably comprehensive. Ranging from T. E. Lawrence and Isak Dineson to Hemingway and Naipaul, from Time and the New Yorker to the National Geographic and Le Monde, from journalists such as Didion and Sontag to colonial administrators such as Frederick Lugard and Albert Sarraut, this analysis suggests the degree to which certain rhetorical tactics penetrate the popular as well as official colonial and postcolonial discourse. Finally, Spurr considers the question: Can the language itself—and with it, Western forms of interpretation--be freed of the exercise of colonial power? This ambitious book is an answer of sorts. By exposing the rhetoric of empire, Spurr begins to loosen its hold over discourse about—and between—different cultures.

Preserving Power Through Coalitions

Preserving Power Through Coalitions
Author: Maria Sampanis
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780275962203
ISBN 13: 0275962202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preserving Power Through Coalitions Book Review:

Shows how, as a self-preservation measure, the US uses agricultural trade liberalization as a bonding issue.

Classroom and Empire

Classroom and Empire
Author: Wayne Dowler
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780773520998
ISBN 13: 0773520996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classroom and Empire Book Review:

The central challenge to imperial powers entering the modern era was the schooling of their peoples. How could they insure the literacy that modernity required without providing a foundation for nationalism among the colonised? In Russia's eastern empire in the late nineteenth century, Orthodox Christianity vied with Islam for people's souls; Russian language competed with Tatar and local vernaculars in market squares, peasant cottages, and schoolrooms; Arabic and Cyrillic alphabets clashed in school textbooks; and western secularism undermined traditional religious authority among both Muslim and Orthodox faithful. Russian nationalism peaked in the early twentieth century and public support for policies of the russification of non-Russian minorities increased. The inevitable clash with local languages shook the stability of the empire. Classroom and Empire tells the story of the politics of alphabets, languages, and schooling in the eastern empire of Russia from 1860 to 1917. Wayne Dowler presents an intriguing cast of characters, including Nikolai Il'minskii, whose method of schooling non-Russian children lay at the heart of nationalist controversy; Ismail Bey Gaspirali, whose new method schools attempted to reconcile Islam with modern secular philosophy and science; Konstantin Pobedonostsev, procurator of the Holy Synod and minence grise of the reigns of Alexander III and his son Nicholas II; and Sophia Chicherina, feisty defender of the Il'minskii school. Dowler shows us that the problem of schooling non-Russians was unresolved by the fall of the Romanovs in 1917, smouldered through much of the Soviet period, and has re-emerged today as a major source of divisiveness in the Russian Federation. Wayne Dowler is professor of history at University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Cinema, Colonialism, Postcolonialism

Cinema, Colonialism, Postcolonialism
Author: Dina Sherzer
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2010-07-05
ISBN 10: 0292787596
ISBN 13: 9780292787599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinema, Colonialism, Postcolonialism Book Review:

In this first major study of French colonial and postcolonial cinema, Dina Sherzer compiles essays by some of the foremost scholars on the subject who interrogate and analyze the realities behind the images of the nation's past and present. Through an examination of France and its colonies, multiethnic contemporary France, and cinematic discourses which have been and are being produced about France's colonial past, these authors explore how the images relay underlying assumptions and their relation to historical and political facts. A variety of subjects and viewpoints inform these studies, which cover the entire range of films on that topic. The authors expound upon the role French and Francophone films are currently playing in reconstructing and imagining France's colonial past. Not only do the essays examine how French cinema has represented the encounter of French citizens with individuals from former colonies during the colonial era; they examine how French cinema has portrayed and has come to terms with the immigration of former colonial subjects to France. In addition, the book features another postcolonial facet by analyzing films of directors from the former colonies who give their own representation of colonialism and presentation of their culture. This study is a major contribution to postcolonial research. Race, gender, and geography are central themes throughout this book that presents innovative material that contributes to the history of French cinema and emphasizes how cinema participates in and is a part of national culture.

Forage Crop Insect Investigations

Forage Crop Insect Investigations
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1960
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924061367433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tarnished Men

Tarnished Men
Author: Hagler
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2012-09-29
ISBN 10: 1477153993
ISBN 13: 9781477153994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tarnished Men Book Review:

EVERYONE NEEDS A HERO In the heart of the Cape flats, gangsters and drug dealers hold communities hostage. The average Cape Malay is not the go meekly into the darkness sort of person. They have a history of hardship, brutality and a stubborn determination not be subjugated. So it should come as no surprise that the anti-drug committees in various suburbs on the Cape Flats are developing a stronger more violent rhetoric. And when they are hijacked by a radical religious sect, lit fuses becomes more than just a clich. Linda Chambers has a nine year old daughter -Lisa who is being stalked by a dangerous predator and the police refuse to help. In desperation she turns to her brother, he is street smart and he knows people. Or rather he knows Iron. As Iron delves deeper he finds things are not what they seem is it ever? The predator stalking Lisa is not acting alone; he is connected and protected, pitting Iron against a criminal organisation that will stop at nothing to carve out a niche in the Cape Flats underworld. And whats the connection between religious fanatics who want to recruit Iron and an Imam with ties to the underworld? Set in Cape Town, Tarnished Men is a non-stop ride through a post-apartheid South Africa, still brimming with hate and resentment. What they said about Reaching Discontent by Hagler: Reaching Discontent is a powerful new novel from a man who understands a world most of us will never experience. You get a very engaging story and the characters are not one dimensional - each of them have their own demons and the actions they take have consequences, sometimes dire, to those they love - eBook of the Month Club. Recommended reading! Benjamin Jones Author of the Humanities Ultimate Battle Series a rip-roaring, blood-soaked adventure storyReaching Discontent is much more than its street fighting. Its a well-crafted, lavishly descriptive novel -Shafiq Morton Surfing Behind the Wall blog spot.

Lone Star Tarnished

Lone Star Tarnished
Author: Cal Jillson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-10-13
ISBN 10: 1317666933
ISBN 13: 9781317666936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lone Star Tarnished Book Review:

Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, 2nd edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical perspective provides the scope for asking how various policy domains have developed in Texas history, regularly reaching back to the state’s founding and with substantial data for the period 1950 to the present. In each chapter, Cal Jillson compares Texas public policy choices and results with those of other states and the United States in general. Finally, the critical perspective allows us to question the balance of benefits and costs attendant to what is often referred to as "the Texas way" or "the Texas model." Jillson delves deeply into seven substantive policy chapters, covering the most important policy areas in which state governments are active. The second edition includes completely rewritten first and second chapters, as well as updates throughout the book and revised figures and tables. Through Jillson's lively and lucid prose, students are well equipped to analyze how Texas has done and is doing compared to selected states and the national average over time and today. Readers will also come away with the necessary tools to assess the many claims of Texas’s exceptionalism.

Crossroad of Empire

Crossroad of Empire
Author: Félix Díaz Almaráz
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173023184803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Protest with Chinese Characteristics

Protest with Chinese Characteristics
Author: Ho-fung Hung
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN 10: 0231525451
ISBN 13: 9780231525459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protest with Chinese Characteristics Book Review:

The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends. Hung samples from mid-Qing petitions and humble plaints to the emperor. He revisits rallies, riots, market strikes, and other forms of contention rarely considered in previous studies. Drawing on new world history, which accommodates parallels and divergences between political-economic and cultural developments East and West, Hung shows how the centralization of political power and an expanding market, coupled with a persistent Confucianist orthodoxy, shaped protesters' strategies and appeals in Qing China. This unique form of mid-Qing protest combined a quest for justice and autonomy with a filial-loyal respect for the imperial center, and Hung's careful research ties this distinct characteristic to popular protest in China today. As Hung makes clear, the nature of these protests prove late imperial China was anything but a stagnant and tranquil empire before the West cracked it open. In fact, the origins of modern popular politics in China predate the 1911 Revolution. Hung's work ultimately establishes a framework others can use to compare popular protest among different cultural fabrics. His book fundamentally recasts the evolution of such acts worldwide.

Comparative Religion For Dummies

Comparative Religion For Dummies
Author: William P. Lazarus,Mark Sullivan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-01-31
ISBN 10: 1118052277
ISBN 13: 9781118052273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Religion For Dummies Book Review:

Understand the beliefs, customs, and rituals of each faith The fun and easy way to know the common elements of these widespread religions Want to know more about the faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? This plain-English guide traces their evolution from their commonorigin - Abraham - and explains their different, yet linked, beliefs.You'll see how each religion developed, endured setbacks, and became a fixture in modern society - and you'll learn how members havedeveloped similar approaches to worship. Discover: How the belief in one God originated The roots of Abraham's family tree The sacred texts of each faith Major similarities and differences How these religions influenced the world

On Paths of Ash

On Paths of Ash
Author: Robert Holman
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN 10: 1742660762
ISBN 13: 9781742660769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Paths of Ash Book Review:

On Paths of Ash is an extraordinary Australian World War II story. Robert and Jack Holman were working-class brothers who found themselves in three of the most horrific experiences of the war. They were interned in Changi prisoner-of-war camp, from where they became prison labourers on the infamous Burma Railway. From there they went as slaves to the coalmines of Japan, close enough to Nagasaki to see the mushroom cloud when the atomic bomb was dropped. This is Robert Holman's memoir, telling the story of a sensitive boy who grew up and went to war and lived through some of the most terrible experiences it had to offer.