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The Economic Aspect of the Abolition of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery

by Eric Williams, Dale W. Tomich & William Darity Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 07, 2014)

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry...


Empire to Nation: Historical Perspectives on the Making of the Modern World

by Joseph W. Esherick, Hasan Kayali & Eric Van Young Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2006)

The fall of empires and the rise of nation-states was a defining political transition in the making of the modern world. Here, ten prominent specialists discuss the empire-to-nation transition in comparative...


First Globalization: The Eurasian Exchange, 1500-1800

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2003)

First Globalization presents an original and sweeping conceptualization of the grand cultural-civilizational encounter between Asia and Europe. With his 'metageography' of the vast Eurasian zone, Gunn shows...


Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices

by John Torpey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

Offering a nuanced, historically grounded, and critical perspective, this book presents a multidisciplinary exploration of the growing public controversy over reparations for historical injustices.


The Politics of Greed: How Privatization Structured Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

by Andrew Harrison Schwartz, David Ellerman & John Zysman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 12, 2006)

An in-depth political history of privatization in Central and Eastern Europe, The Politics of Greed demonstrates that the way that assets are privatized matters, both with respect to national economic performance...


Masters of Terror: Indonesia's Military and Violence in East Timor

by Van Gerry Klinken, Desmond Ball, Richard Tanter & Kpp Ham et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2006)

The terror campaign by pro-Indonesian armed groups before, during, and after East Timor's independence referendum in 1999 was a blatant challenge to the international community as many of the acts of murder,...


Istanbul: Between the Global and the Local

by Caglar Keyder, Martin Stokes, Sema Erder & Ayse Oncu et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1999)

This groundbreaking volume investigates the processes of globalization in Istanbul, one of the oldest and grandest of world cities. Explaining the course of the conflicts and the compromises involved in maintaining...


Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital

by Amiya Kumar Bagchi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1900)

In this innovative and ambitious global history, distinguished economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi traces the global history of human change and survival under the sway of capitalism since the voyages of Columbus....


Engaging Adversaries

by Mel Gurtov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 26, 2018)

This groundbreaking book explores how adversaries in world politics can surmount their differences and disputes and start on the path to peaceful, mutually productive relations. Writing with authority and clarity,...


Anarchy as Order

by Mohammed A. Bamyeh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2009)

This original and impressively researched book explores the concept of anarchy—"unimposed order"—as the most humane and stable form of order in a chaotic world. Mohammed A. Bamyeh traces the historical foundations...


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

by Robert B. Marks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 05, 2015)

Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa,...