Conquests And Cultures: An International History

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - History - 516 pages
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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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User Review  - Paul Clayton - Goodreads

I'm about seventy pages from finishing this book. It is not a quick read, but rather a scholarly one and deserves more time and attention. I will have more to say about it when I finish in a couple days. Read full review

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User Review  - Philippe Dame - Goodreads

Interesting history lesson but incredibly dense. Read full review

Contents

Conquests and Cultures
4
The British
23
The Africans
100
The Slavs
175
Western Hemisphere Indians
250
An Overview
330
Notes
382
Index
478
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Thomas Sowell has taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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