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The Origins of the Modern World A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century

The Origins of the Modern World A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Robert B. Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world from 1400 to the present. Unlike most studies, which assume that the rise of the West is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World and upon the maturing field of environmental history, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles, including their impacts on the environment. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, increasing inequality within the wealthiest industrialized countries, and an escape from the environmental constraints of the biological old regime. He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies (such as the conquest of the New World); the broad comparability of the most advanced regions in China, India, and Europe; the reasons why England was able to escape from common ecological constraints facing all of those regions by the eighteenth century; a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world; the mounting environmental crisis that defines the modern world; and the ways in which the forces of globalization stress the economic and political underpinnings of the modern world. Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present in an environmental context, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century, and why the changed relationship of humans to the environmental likely will be the hallmark of the modern era-the Anthopocene. Once again arguing that the US rise to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may in the long run overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years.

The Origins of the Modern World A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century

The Origins of the Modern World A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Robert B. Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world from 1400 to the present. Unlike most studies, which assume that the rise of the West is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World and upon the maturing field of environmental history, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles, including their impacts on the environment. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, increasing inequality within the wealthiest industrialized countries, and an escape from the environmental constraints of the biological old regime. He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies (such as the conquest of the New World); the broad comparability of the most advanced regions in China, India, and Europe; the reasons why England was able to escape from common ecological constraints facing all of those regions by the eighteenth century; a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world; the mounting environmental crisis that defines the modern world; and the ways in which the forces of globalization stress the economic and political underpinnings of the modern world. Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present in an environmental context, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century, and why the changed relationship of humans to the environmental likely will be the hallmark of the modern era-the Anthopocene. Once again arguing that the US rise to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may in the long run overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years.

When Women Won The Vote The Final Decade, 1910-1920

When Women Won The Vote The Final Decade, 1910-1920

Author: Sandra (Vassar College, USA) Opdycke Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

When Women Won The Vote focuses on the final decade (1910-20) of American women's fight for the vote-a fight that had already been underway for more than sixty years, and which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Sandra Opdycke reveals how woman suffragists campaigned in communities across the country, building a mass movement and tirelessly publicizing their cause. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., the main suffrage organization led by Carrie Chapman Catt courted the President and Congress with diplomatic skill, while the smaller National Woman's Party, headed by Alice Paul, intensified political pressure with confrontational picketing and demonstrations. Supported by primary documents and online E-Resources, this book adds context by describing the historical events that shaped this crucial decade in American women's fight for the vote. The story of how American women won the vote is a compelling chapter in US women's history and in the story of American democracy. This book is essential reading for students of American Political or Women's History, Gender Studies, or Progressivism.

When Women Won The Vote The Final Decade, 1910-1920

When Women Won The Vote The Final Decade, 1910-1920

Author: Sandra (Vassar College, USA) Opdycke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

When Women Won The Vote focuses on the final decade (1910-20) of American women's fight for the vote-a fight that had already been underway for more than sixty years, and which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Sandra Opdycke reveals how woman suffragists campaigned in communities across the country, building a mass movement and tirelessly publicizing their cause. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., the main suffrage organization led by Carrie Chapman Catt courted the President and Congress with diplomatic skill, while the smaller National Woman's Party, headed by Alice Paul, intensified political pressure with confrontational picketing and demonstrations. Supported by primary documents and online E-Resources, this book adds context by describing the historical events that shaped this crucial decade in American women's fight for the vote. The story of how American women won the vote is a compelling chapter in US women's history and in the story of American democracy. This book is essential reading for students of American Political or Women's History, Gender Studies, or Progressivism.

Northern Tars in Southern Waters The Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean, 1806-1810

Northern Tars in Southern Waters The Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean, 1806-1810

Author: Vladimir Bogdanovich Bronevskiy, Darin Boland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Translated for the first time into English in their entirety, the memoirs of Vladimir Bronevskiy describe the actions and movements of Russian Admiral Dmitriy Senyavin's squadron and the infantry at his disposal in the Adriatic and Aegean Seas between the years of 1805 and 1810. The story moves from Kronstadt to Corfu, to the siege of Ragusa and battle at Mount Athos, to the chaotic reshuffling of alliances with the signing of the Treaty of Tilsit and the ill-fated dispersion of the fleet among the British, French, and Austrians. Straddling the Wars of the Third and Fourth Coalitions and the Russo-Turkish War, Senyavin carefully manoeuvred around multiple threats from all sides with limited resources and came through with minimal losses, though political circumstances ultimately robbed him of the laurels. Told from the perspective of a midshipman aboard the frigate Venus, but augmented and expanded with archival data and interviews with his comrades and acquaintances, Bronevskiy illuminated an often-overlooked theatre of war and sought to teach his readership about the myriad cultures and rich history of the region, transforming his personal journals into a comprehensive history of the campaign. His scope varies from personal interactions with civilians and tours of local landmarks to the diplomatic correspondence of general and admirals and the combat actions of whole squadrons and corps. Unabridged, illustrated with all the original engravings, featuring newly translated maps and annotated throughout with notes and corrections, Boland's translation brings Bronevskiy to a new, wider audience in a faithful but approachable presentation.

King George's Hangman Henry Hawley and the Battle of Falkirk, 1746

King George's Hangman Henry Hawley and the Battle of Falkirk, 1746

Author: Jonathan D. Oates Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

`Hangman Hawley' is one of the villains of the `45 and holds a prominent place in Jacobite demonology but was also held in contempt by those who hated the Jacobite cause. He is reputed to have been a man who enjoyed hanging his own soldiers, looting from his enemies, and harrying defeated foes, yet he was defeated in the only battle that he ever held command. No one has come forward to defend his reputation. However, the Duke of Cumberland, commander in chief of the British army in the 1740s and 1750s declared him to be a highly capable cavalry officer. He certainly had the experience; being given his first command when less than ten years old and who fought in Spain, Flanders, Scotland and Germany, rising from ensign to lieutenant general, being wounded in the process. This book covers both Hawley's professional and personal life. In both he was a figure of controversy. Many hated him - especially Jacobites and civilians - but among soldiers his reputation was more mixed. Drawing on numerous sources this is the first attempt to provide a full length study on an important and controversial figure in eighteenth century British history.

The Proceedings of the Warfare in the Victorian Age Conference 2018

The Proceedings of the Warfare in the Victorian Age Conference 2018

Author: Christopher Brice Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

The 2018 Helion Warfare in the Victorian Age Conference saw papers from some of the leading authorities on the study of that period. Professor Ian Beckett was the keynote speaker, and in the afternoon session papers were also given by Colonel Mike Snook , Professor John Laband, and Professor Stephen Badsey. The morning session of the conference had seen papers given by new researchers, all of which are included in the proceedings. This papers given at the conference have been presented here as a collection of essays on various matters to do with the study of military history during the Victorian era.

Mr. Smith Goes to China Three Scots in the Making of Britain's Global Empire

Mr. Smith Goes to China Three Scots in the Making of Britain's Global Empire

Author: Jessica Hanser Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

An illuminating account of global commerce in the eighteenth-century Indian Ocean world as seen through the lives of three Scottish traders This book delves into the lives of three Scottish private traders-George Smith of Bombay, George Smith of Canton, and George Smith of Madras-and uses them as lenses through which to explore the inner workings of Britain's imperial expansion and global network of trade, revealing how an unstable credit system and a financial crisis ultimately led to greater British intervention in India and China.

Cursed Britain A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

Cursed Britain A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

Author: Thomas Waters Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

The definitive history of how evil magic has survived into the present day In our age of technology, it is easy to imagine that black magic in Britain is dead. Yet, over recent centuries this dark idea has persisted, changed, and returned. From the rural world of Georgian Britain, through the immense territories of the British Empire, to the multicultural present day, Thomas Waters explores the enduring power of primeval fears. He shows how witchcraft has become as diverse as modern Britain itself, and reveals why it is currently on the rise.

Frontiers in the Gilded Age Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1880-1917

Frontiers in the Gilded Age Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1880-1917

Author: Andrew Offenburger Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

The surprising connections between the American frontier and empire in southern Africa, and the people who participated in both This book begins in an era when romantic notions of American frontiering overlapped with Gilded Age extractive capitalism. In the late nineteenth century, the U.S.-Mexican borderlands constituted one stop of many where Americans chased capitalist dreams beyond the United States. Crisscrossing the American West, southern Africa, and northern Mexico, Andrew Offenburger examines how these frontier spaces could glitter with grandiose visions, expose the flawed and immoral strategies of profiteers, and yet reveal the capacity for resistance and resilience that indigenous people summoned when threatened. Linking together a series of stories about Boer exiles who settled in Mexico, a global network of protestant missionaries, and adventurers involved in the parallel displacements of indigenous peoples in Rhodesia and the Yaqui Indians in Mexico, Offenburger situates the borderlands of the Mexican North and the American Southwest within a global system, bound by common actors who interpreted their lives through a shared frontier ideology.

Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman

Author: Robert K. Massie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Robert K. Massie brings an eternally fascinating woman together with her family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers and enemies - vividly and triumphantly to life. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great, and HBO/Sky Atlantic will be releasing a four-part series starring Helen Mirren as Catherine in the autumn of 2019.

The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880) Intellectual Life in Mid-Victorian England

The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880) Intellectual Life in Mid-Victorian England

Author: Catherine Marshall Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The Metaphysical Society was founded in 1869 at the instigation of James Knowles (editor of the Contemporary Review and then of the Nineteenth Century) with a view to 'collect, arrange, and diffuse Knowledge (whether objective or subjective) of mental and moral phenomena' (first resolution of the society in April 1869). The Society was a private dining and debate club that gathered together a latter-day clerisy. Building on the tradition of the Cambridge Apostles, they elected talented members from across the Victorian intellectual spectrum: Bishops, one Cardinal, philosophers, men of science, literary figures, and politicians. The Society included in its 62 members prominent figures such as T. H. Huxley, William Gladstone, Walter Bagehot, Henry Edward Manning, John Ruskin, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880) moves beyond Alan Willard Brown's 1947 pioneering study of the Metaphysical Society by offering a more detailed analysis of its inner dynamics and its larger impact outside the dining room at the Grosvenor Hotel. The contributors shed light on many of the colourful figures that joined the Society as well as the alliances that they formed with fellow members. The collection also examines the major concepts that informed the papers presented at Society meetings. By discussing groups, important individuals, and underlying concepts, the volume contributes to a rich, new picture of Victorian intellectual life during the 1870's, a period when intellectuals were wondering how, and what, to believe in a time of social change, spiritual crisis, and scientific progress.