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Prisoners of Hope: A Tale of Colonial Virginia By Mary Johnston
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Mary Johnston (November 21, 1870 – May 9, 1936) was an... More > American novelist and women's rights advocate from Virginia. She was one of America's best selling authors during her writing career and had three silent films adapted from her novels.The daughter of an American Civil War soldier who became a successful lawyer, Mary Johnston was born in the small town of Buchanan, Virginia. A small and frail girl, she was educated at home by family and tutors. She grew up with a love of books and was financially independent enough to devote herself to writing.Johnston wrote historical books and novels that often combined romance with history. Her first book Prisoners of Hope (1898) dealt with colonial times in Virginia as did her second novel To Have and to Hold (1900) and 1904's Sir Mortimer. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Johnston< Less
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Spanish Colonial History) (Hardcover) By Bartolomé de las Casas
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Bartolomé's eye-opening account of Spanish colonialism in the early to mid-16th century has for centuries been a pivotal source on the topic. Following the discovery of the Americas by... More > Christopher Columbus in 1497, a great interest in the new and virgin lands was sparked in Europe. Spain, eager to capitalise on the great resources and wealth present, sent successive fleets of vessels to the Caribbean to set up colonial outposts as footholds in the new continent. Despite being small in number, the Spanish colonists had superior arms and were able to forcibly subdue the native populations. Murder, rape and other atrocities were commonplace in the process, with many natives afterwards becoming enslaved. While wealth was amassed, the moral depravity involved would appal the socially conscious at home. For his part, Las Casas would assume place as a dogged defender of West Indian peoples, putting pressure on the Spanish court to enact laws protecting native welfare.< Less
Imperialism: A Study of the History, Politics and Economics of the Colonial Powers in Europe and America (Hardcover) By J. A. Hobson
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J. A. Hobson's critical treatise on the practice of imperialism - whereby countries acquire territories for economic gain - is a classic in its field. This edition includes all of the author's... More > original charts and illustrations. Published at the opening of the 20th century, while colonial imperialism still held decisive sway as a political and social practice, Hobson's treatise caused shockwaves in economics for its condemnation of a procedure long considered irreproachable. While Hobson acknowledges that imperialism is often supported by a sense of nationalistic pride and achievement - as with the British Empire's colonial imperialism - he identifies capitalist oligarchy as the true motivation behind imperialistic ventures. Owners of productive capital, such as factories, generate a large surplus which they desire to reinvest in further factories; this prompts imperialist expansion into foreign lands.< Less
Imperialism: A Study of the History, Politics and Economics of the Colonial Powers in Europe and America By J. A. Hobson
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J. A. Hobson's critical treatise on the practice of imperialism - whereby countries acquire territories for economic gain - is a classic in its field. This edition includes all of the author's... More > original charts and illustrations. Published at the opening of the 20th century, while colonial imperialism still held decisive sway as a political and social practice, Hobson's treatise caused shockwaves in economics for its condemnation of a procedure long considered irreproachable. While Hobson acknowledges that imperialism is often supported by a sense of nationalistic pride and achievement - as with the British Empire's colonial imperialism - he identifies capitalist oligarchy as the true motivation behind imperialistic ventures. Owners of productive capital, such as factories, generate a large surplus which they desire to reinvest in further factories; this prompts imperialist expansion into foreign lands.< Less
From Colonies to Free Nation: United States History 1607-1865 By Henry J. Sage
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A survey of American history from colonial times through the Civil War, 1607-1865, designed for community college, high school and undergraduate college history courses. Includes relevant documents.
The Quaker Colonies: History of the Early Quaker Settlements in New England and the Delaware River By Sydney G. Fisher
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Sydney G. Fisher describes the arrival and settlement of the Quaker denomination in colonial North America during the 17th and 18th centuries. The initial chapter of Fisher’s work is enmeshed... More > with the establishment of the Quaker movement within the United Kingdom. Formed in opposition to the Puritan ideas, Quakerism formed in the wake of the chaos of the English Civil War. At the same time, colonists were encouraged to travel to North America, that Britain’s holdings be expanded and the new continent’s wealth be enjoyed by the settlers and the wider Empire. Second only to the Puritans in number, many Quakers departed England after suffering persecution – eager for a fresh start, thousands acted to bolster the settlements of Philadelphia, New Jersey and smaller towns on the Delaware river. They became traders and planters, and the presence of the Society of Friends in these cities is clear to behold to this day. The cover photograph of this edition is of a Quaker almshouse in Philadelphia, built in 1713.< Less
History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I Conditions in Settlement and Colonial Times By Gustavus Myers
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The Quaker Colonies: A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware By Sydney George Fisher
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Allen Johnson (1870–1931) was an American historian,... More > teacher, biographer, and editor, most notably of the Dictionary of American Biography.Johnson was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, where his father, Moses Allen Johnson (whose ancestor came to Massachusetts in 1630) worked for the Lowell Felting Mills. His mother's name was Elmira Shattuck. Johnson was the valedictorian of his high school in 1888, and then attended Amherst College, graduating in 1892.After graduation, he taught history and english in the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey (1892-1894), and then held a graduate fellowship at Amherst, reading philosophy and history. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Johnson_(historian)< Less
CULTURAL ASPIRATIONS Essays on the Intellectual History of the Colonial Tamil Nadu By A. GANGATHARAN
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The construction of the past, as a historical agenda, figured prominently in the attempt of intellectuals to modernize society. They realized the importance of being sensitive to their past, which... More > had been misrepresented by colonial rule. The investigation of the past to perceive the present and to conceive a future became integral to their intellectual endeavour. To use K.N. Panikkhar’s words, “the intellectual quest in colonial India, engaged in an enquiry into the meaning of the past and thus in an assessment of its relevance to contemporary society, was an outcome of this awareness’’. The construction of the past, was initially viewed as pre-requisite to reform. It subsequently turned out to be part of an ant-colonial agenda to retrieve a lost identity. This agenda become very vocal as the national movement reached its mass phase.< Less
War Against Unwanted Colonial Oppressors By Marcellous Lovelace
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War Against Unwanted Colonial Oppressors is a compilation of Zines from Marcellous Lovelace breaking down the history of 75dab, biko70, lbs and raygun81 blackart and cartoon series.

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