Plantation Jamaica, 1750-1850: Capital And Control In A by B W Higman

By B W Higman

Plantation Jamaica analyses the real yet missed position of the lawyers who controlled estates, mainly for absentee owners, and assesses their potency and influence on Jamaica in the course of slavery and freedom. Meticulous learn in response to quite a few assets, together with the lawyers' letters, plantation papers and slave registration documents, offers wealthy quantitative and literary facts describing the lawyers' function, prestige, variety of actions and demographic features. Higman charts either the level of absentee possession and the advanced constitution of the managerial hierarchy that stretched around the Atlantic. unique case reports evaluate the lawyer Simon Taylor's administration of Golden Grove property within the decade earlier than the yank Revolution and Isaac Jackson's regulate of Montpelier within the years instantly following the abolition of slavery. those examples offer a wealth of knowledge approximately plantation existence and labour, know-how, alternate, investments and gains. Higman additionally makes a distinct contribution via investigating and describing a number of issues formerly overlooked, together with the postal provider, the historical past of accounting and the position of lawyers within the British I

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Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing by Susan L. Carruthers

By Susan L. Carruthers

This provocative historical past of early chilly conflict the USA recreates a time whilst international conflict III appeared forthcoming. Headlines have been ruled through tales of Soviet slave workers, brainwashed prisoners in Korea, and brave escapees like Oksana Kasenkina who made a ''leap for freedom'' from the Soviet Consulate in long island. choked with interesting and forgotten tales, chilly battle Captives explores a valuable size of yankee tradition and politics--the postwar preoccupation with captivity. ''Menticide,'' the calculated destruction of person autonomy, struck many americans as a extra quick probability than nuclear annihilation. Drawing upon a wealthy array of declassified records, video clips, and reportage--from nationwide protection directives to motion pictures like The Manchurian Candidate --his e-book explores the ways that east-west disputes over prisoners, repatriation, and defection formed pop culture. Captivity grew to become how to comprehend every thing from the anomie of suburban housewives to the ''slave world'' of drug habit. Sixty years later, this period could appear far-off. but, with interrogation recommendations derived from America's communist enemies now getting used within the ''war on terror,'' the prior continues to be powerfully current.

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America: a narrative history by David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall

By David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall

The top narrative background that scholars like to learn, in a extra concise format.

With greater than million copies offered, America is still the major narrative historical past survey textual content simply because it’s a ebook that scholars get pleasure from examining. The 10th version is either extra correct, delivering elevated realization to the tradition of way of life, and extra available, that includes a discounted variety of chapters and a streamlined narrative all through. The short variation is 20 percentage shorter in overall pages than its father or mother complete version.

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The Politics of New Media Theatre by Gabriella Giannachi

By Gabriella Giannachi

The first e-book within the box to discover the hyperlinks among theories of globalization and surveillance, bipower and biopolitics, functionality and theatre, laptop arts and politics, ''The Politics of latest Media Theatre'' is an research into the political function performed via the hot media theatre. Gabriella Giannachi explores how new media arts represent themselves as a thorough political circulation, and provides an research of either the function of virtuality in radical functionality and politics in digital and combined truth practices. This striking new paintings bargains an research of major political, philosophical and inventive texts and artistic endeavors, and represents a milestone for somebody attracted to new applied sciences, theatre and politics.

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Sugar Island Slavery in the Age of Enlightenment by Arthur L. Stinchcombe

By Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Plantations, specially sugar plantations, created slave societies and a racism persisting good into publish- slavery sessions: so runs a well-recognized argument that has been used to provide an explanation for the sweep of Caribbean heritage. right here the most eminent students of contemporary social conception applies this statement to a comparative research of so much Caribbean islands from the time of the yankee Revolution to the Spanish American struggle. Arthur Stinchcombe makes use of insights from his personal a lot well known financial Sociology to teach why sugar planters wanted the aid of repressive governments for recruiting disciplined exertions. Demonstrating that island-to- island adaptations in this topic have been a functionality of geography, neighborhood political economic climate, and relation to outdoors powers, he scrutinizes Caribbean slavery and Caribbean emancipation activities in a world-historical context. through the booklet, Stinchcombe goals to enhance a sociology of freedom that explains a couple of advanced phenomena, similar to how liberty for a few participants might limit the freedom of others. therefore, the self sustaining governments of colonies frequently produced extra oppressive stipulations for slaves than did so-called arbitrary governments, which had the ability to limit the whims of the planters. Even after emancipation, freedom was once now not a simple topic of accomplishing the beliefs of the Enlightenment. certainly, it was once frequently a path to a social keep watch over extra effective than slavery, offering better flexibility for the planter type and posing much less threat of violent uprising.

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Herbs: A Global History by Gary Allen

By Gary Allen

Salsa and guacamole wouldn’t be an analogous with out cilantro, and also you can’t make pizza with no oregano or a mojito with out mint. you should use peppermint to settle an disenchanted belly, ease arthritis soreness with stinging nettle, and heal burns and wounds with aloe vera. after which there's cannabis—perhaps the main infamous and divisive herb of all. even though herbs are frequently little greater than weeds, cultures world wide have discovered 1000s of makes use of for them, using them in every thing from old medicinal drugs to savory dishes. whereas a lot has been written on cooking and therapeutic with herbs, little has been instructed in regards to the heritage of the crops themselves and the amazing trips they've got made.

This publication elucidates how those usually ignored vegetation became a staple in our lives. not like spices that speedy traversed the globe via alternate, Gary Allen indicates that herbs have been usually hoarded via their cultivators and have been critical to special local dishes. He attracts on his wide wisdom of nutrients background to ascertain herbs in new methods, making Herbs essential interpreting for any severe foodie. choked with attractive illustrations and scrumptious recipes, this publication will entire the kitchen library.

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The American Promise: A Concise History by James L. Roark, Michael P. Johnson, Patricia Cline Cohen,

By James L. Roark, Michael P. Johnson, Patricia Cline Cohen, Sarah Stage, Susan M. Hartmann

"The American Promise: A Concise background deals the simplest mixture of 3 characteristics I worth in a textbook: a cheap cost; a succinct, attention-grabbing narrative; and lovely photos to accompany the textual content and retain scholars (and academics) reading."

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