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Empire's Workshop

Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

  • Author: Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 9781429959155
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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An eye-opening examination of Latin America's role as proving ground for U.S. imperial strategies and tactics In recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions of Germany and Japan. Yet they consistently ignore the one place where the United States had its most formative imperial experience: Latin America. A brilliant excavation of a long-obscured history, Empire's Workshop is the first book to show how Latin America has functioned as a laboratory for American extraterritorial rule. Historian Greg Grandin follows the United States' imperial operations, from Thomas Jefferson's aspirations for an "empire of liberty" in Cuba and Spanish Florida, to Ronald Reagan's support for brutally oppressive but U.S.-friendly regimes in Central America. He traces the origins of Bush's policies to Latin America, where many of the administration's leading lights—John Negroponte, Elliott Abrams, Otto Reich—first embraced the deployment of military power to advance free-market economics and first enlisted the evangelical movement in support of their ventures. With much of Latin America now in open rebellion against U.S. domination, Grandin concludes with a vital question: If Washington has failed to bring prosperity and democracy to Latin America—its own backyard "workshop"—what are the chances it will do so for the world?

A People's History of American Empire

A People's History of American Empire

The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation

  • Author: Howard Zinn,Mike Konopacki,Paul Buhle
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 1466837187
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, A People's History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up. Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A People's History: the centuries-long story of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of America's leading historians. Shifting from world-shattering events to one family's small revolutions, A People's History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.

Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala

Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala

Racism, Genocide, Citizenship

  • Author: Egla Martínez Salazar
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739141244
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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The dynamics of coloniality of power in guatemala as expressed in the racialized, classed and gendered genocide, citizenship and in peoples’ resistance.

Red Heat

Red Heat

Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean

  • Author: Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471114775
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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America's secret war in the Caribbean during the Cold War is revealed as never before in this riveting story of the machinations and blunders of superpowers, and the daring of the mavericks who took them on. During the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, the Caribbean was in crisis, while the United States and the USSR acted out the world's rising tensions in its island nations. Meanwhile the leaders of these nations - the charismatic Fidel Castro, and his mysterious brother Raúl; the ideologue Che Guevara; the capricious psychopath Rafael Trujillo; and François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, a buttoned-down doctor with interests in Vodou, embezzlement and torture - had ambitions of their own. Alex von Tunzelmann's brilliant narrative follows these five rivals and accomplices from the beginning of the Cold War to its end. The superpowers thought they could use these Caribbean leaders as puppets, but what neither bargained on was that their puppets would come to life. The United States, in its all-consuming fight against communism, stumbled into one disaster after another. First, with the Bay of Pigs, and then with the Cuban Missile Crisis, it helped bring the world as close to catastrophic nuclear war as it has ever been. Red Heatis an authoritative and eye-opening account of a wildly dramatic and dangerous era of international politics that has unmistakable resonance today.

Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem

Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem

Regional Politics and the Absent Empire

  • Author: Carlos Gustavo Poggio Teixeira
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739173294
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 172
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In Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem: Regional Politics and the Absent Empire, Carlos Gustavo Poggio Teixeira challenges several typical assumptions on U.S.-Latin American relations, beginning by questioning the very usefulness of the concept of Latin America for the field of international relations. Instead of concentrating upon the instances when the United States pursued imperial policies in Latin America, this study seeks to explain the instances when it did not. Teixeira accomplishes this by shifting the focus of the research from the United States to Brazil and the regional dynamics of South America. Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem is a unique investigation of how Brazil has been a status quo power in the region, increasing the benefits of limited U.S. involvement in South American affairs.

From Workshop to Empire

From Workshop to Empire

Britain 1750-1900

  • Author: Hamish Macdonald
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN: 0748722017
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 112
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Accompanying a pupil's book focusing on Britain between 1750 and 1900, this teacher's resource guide is part of a series which provides resources that meet the requirements of the revised Key Stage 3 History curriculum. The guide contains additional banks of questions for pupils of different ability-levels, photocopiable worksheets for developing topics in the pupil's book and providing self-contained resources for homework, information on the provenance and background of all sources, and detailed teacher's notes.

Making a World after Empire

Making a World after Empire

The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives

  • Author: Christopher J. Lee
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 9780896804685
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world. Representing approximately two-thirds of the world’s population, the Bandung conference occurred during a key moment of transition in the mid-twentieth century—amid the global wave of decolonization that took place after the Second World War and the nascent establishment of a new cold war world order in its wake. Participants such as Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Zhou Enlai of China, and Ahmed Sukarno of Indonesia seized this occasion to attempt the creation of a political alternative to the dual threats of Western neocolonialism and the cold war interventionism of the United States and the Soviet Union. The essays in this volume explore the diverse repercussions of this event, tracing the diplomatic, intellectual, and sociocultural histories that have emanated from it. Making a World after Empire consequently addresses the complex intersection of postcolonial history and cold war history and speaks to contemporary discussions of Afro-Asianism, empire, and decolonization, thus reestablishing the conference's importance in twentieth-century global history. Contributors: Michael Adas, Laura Bier, James R. Brennan, G. Thomas Burgess, Antoinette Burton, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Julian Go, Christopher J. Lee, Jamie Monson, Jeremy Prestholdt, Denis M. Tull

Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire

Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Heidelberg, July 5-7, 2007)

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004174818
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists in Roman law from some thirty European and North American universities. The eighth volume focuses on the impact of the Roman Empire on religious behaviour, with a special focus on the dynamics of ritual. The volume is divided into three sections: ritualising the empire, performing civic community in the empire and performing religion in the empire.

Papers presented to the Empires and Cultures Workshop Spring Colloquium, held June 6, 1997, Stanford University

Papers presented to the Empires and Cultures Workshop Spring Colloquium, held June 6, 1997, Stanford University

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Schule, Staat und Lehrerschaft

Schule, Staat und Lehrerschaft

zur historischen Genese bürgerlicher Erziehung in Deutschland und England (1790-1918)

  • Author: Hans-Günter Thien
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Comparative education
  • Page: 442
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The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governance

The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governance

  • Author: Elena I. Campbell
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253014549
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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From the time of the Crimean War through the fall of the Tsar, the question of what to do about the Russian empire's large Muslim population was a highly contested issue among educated Russians both inside and outside the government. As formulated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Muslim Question comprised a complex set of ideas and concerns that centered on the problems of reimagining and governing the tremendously diverse Russian empire in the face of the challenges presented by the modernizing world. Basing her analysis on extensive research in archival and primary sources, Elena I. Campbell reconstructs the issues, debates, and personalities that shaped the development of Russian policies toward the empire's Muslims and the impact of the Muslim Question on the modernizing path that Russia would follow.

Crises and the Roman Empire

Crises and the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire, Nijmegen, June 20-24, 2006

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organització). Workshop
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004160507
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network Impact of Empire, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Roman Empire from the Republic to Late Imperial times.

Frontiers in the Roman World

Frontiers in the Roman World

Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Durham, 16-19 April 2009)

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 900420119X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 378
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This volume presents the proceedings of the ninth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on different ways in which Rome created, changed and influenced (perceptions of) frontiers.

Among Empires

Among Empires

  • Author: Charles S MAIER,Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History Charles S Maier
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674021891
  • Category: History
  • Page: 373
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This elegantly written book examines the structure and impact of empires and asks whether the United States shares their traits and behavior. Charles S. Maier outlines the essentials of empire throughout history, then explores the exercise of U.S. power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With learning, dispassion, and clarity, Among Empires offers bold comparisons and an original account of American power.

Who can stop the drums?

Who can stop the drums?

urban social movements in Chávez's Venezuela

  • Author: Sujatha Fernandes
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 319
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A vivid ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Venezuela.

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

A Decentered View

  • Author: L. Kontler,A. Romano,S. Sebastiani,B. Török
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137484012
  • Category: History
  • Page: 273
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This volume takes a decentered look at early modern empires and rejects the center/periphery divide. With an unconventional geographical set of cases, including the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg, Iberian, French and British empires, as well as China, contributors seize the spatial dynamics of the scientific enterprise.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • Author: Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 211
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'This book is for those who will enjoy a thoughtful and informative monograph that acutely summarises and refreshes critique from a political and sociological perspective. It is a comprehensive re-interpretation of the corporate world and the evidently meretricious regime of CSR which makes it an enjoyable compendium for critical management studies fans . . this erudite volume will be valuable to mainstream, social science academics either involved in (or dismissive of) CSR and sustainability discourses in management education and research.' - David Bevan, Scandinavian Journal of Management

Territoriality and the Westernization Imperative

Territoriality and the Westernization Imperative

Antecedents and Consequences

  • Author: Claude V. Chang
  • Publisher: University Press of Amer
  • ISBN: 9780761839811
  • Category: History
  • Page: 231
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"Coexistence in an atmosphere of mutual respect in a pluralist world order has become an even greater challenge in the practice of international relations since the murderous acts committed by al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001 (9/11) that demanded justice. This book looks beyond today's popular narratives. Dr. Chang explores the extent to which the tragedy of 9/11 has been exploited by the neoconservative-controlled U.S. administration as an opportunity to launch its grand strategy for creating an American-centric order necessary for the continuation of U.S. hegemony in the twenty-first century. Specific controversial concerns are extensively examined within the historical and theoretical context of territoriality and power. The state of the American economy; the Arab-Israel conflict; and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath are treated as interrelated issues and examined in terms of the Westernization imperative inherent in the grand strategy that principally requires the containment of an emerging China."--BOOK JACKET.

Empires, Nations, and Natives

Empires, Nations, and Natives

Anthropology and State-Making

  • Author: Benoît Neiburg,Lygia Maria Sigaud,Benoît de L'Estoile
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822387107
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 350
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Empires, Nations, and Natives is a groundbreaking comparative analysis of the interplay between the practice of anthropology and the politics of empires and nation-states in the colonial and postcolonial worlds. It brings together essays that demonstrate how the production of social-science knowledge about the “other” has been inextricably linked to the crafting of government policies. Subverting established boundaries between national and imperial anthropologies, the contributors explore the role of anthropology in the shifting categorizations of race in southern Africa, the identification of Indians in Brazil, the implementation of development plans in Africa and Latin America, the construction of Mexican and Portuguese nationalism, the genesis of “national character” studies in the United States during World War II, the modernizing efforts of the French colonial administration in Africa, and postcolonial architecture. The contributors—social and cultural anthropologists from the Americas and Europe—report on both historical and contemporary processes. Moving beyond controversies that cast the relationship between scholarship and politics in binary terms of complicity or autonomy, they bring into focus a dynamic process in which states, anthropological knowledge, and population groups themselves are mutually constructed. Such a reflexive endeavor is an essential contribution to a critical anthropological understanding of a changing world. Contributors: Alban Bensa, Marcio Goldman, Adam Kuper, Benoît de L’Estoile, Claudio Lomnitz, David Mills, Federico Neiburg, João Pacheco de Oliveira, Jorge Pantaleón, Omar Ribeiro Thomaz, Lygia Sigaud, Antonio Carlos de Souza Lima, Florence Weber

Workshop of the British Empire

Workshop of the British Empire

Engineering and Shipbuilding in the West of Scotland

  • Author: Michael S. Moss,John R. Hume
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 192
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