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Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Rian Nejar - Goodreads

Never did I find a book as enlightening as this one about holocausts throughout Colonial history. Rigorous in its investigations, replete with graphic pictures, and detailed in narration, this is a ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Peter Van - Goodreads

Two stars and those only because the subject matter is important. Amazingly, many people seem to be unaware of the dark sides of imperialist capitalism in the 19th century and view this book as an eye ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Erica Mukherjee - Goodreads

Reading Late Victorian Holocausts is not an experience for the faint of heart. Mike Davis provides his readers with a warning when he says at the end of the introduction that the photographs he uses ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Timothy Dymond - Goodreads

An ambitious attempt to combine environmental history with a history of class and Imperialism. Mike Davis provides a vast amount of readable detail on the famines of the late 19th century that hit the ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Encie Pencie - Goodreads

Content note on graphic descriptions of famine, suffering and death. Excellent book and a recommended for everyone, especially for for vapid British liberals who talk from a position of moral superiority about everyone else in the world. Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Eye-opening account of the occurrence of these famines and the different factors that were involved (imperialism, particularly severe El Nino systems, introduction to global economy and bailing out ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Richard Reese - Goodreads

In the years 1876-1879 and 1896-1902 between 12.2 and 29.3 million died of famine in India. In the years 1876-1879 and 1896-1900 between 19.5 and 30 million died of famine in China. In the same period ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Derek Brozowski - Goodreads

I thought this was a pretty interesting multidisciplinary work. Personally, I enjoyed the political and economic aspects the most. I thought the chapters that focused solely on climatology to be a bit ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

This was a thorough and illuminating book, illustrating what many of us already know: that famines do not "just" happen. They are not caused by natural disasters alone. There is much here about El ... Read full review

Review: Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niņo Famines and the Making of the Third World

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

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