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  - George Slade - Goodreads

I have to give Sowell some credit. This dude does research like none other. I enjoyed this very interesting overview of some of the major cultural conquests of both sides of the world. Any true ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Clayton - Goodreads

I finished this book a couple weeks ago. I'll have more to say about it in the future. A must-read for all victims of the American Teachers Union. Read full review


Conquests and Cultures
The British
The Africans
The Slavs
Western Hemisphere Indians
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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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