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Seeds Of Empire

Author : Andrew J. Torget
ISBN : 9781469624259
Genre : History
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By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas. In response, Mexico threw open its northern territories to American farmers in hopes that cotton could bring prosperity to the region. Thousands of Anglo-Americans poured into Texas, but their insistence that slavery accompany them sparked pitched battles across Mexico. An extraordinary alliance of Anglos and Mexicans in Texas came together to defend slavery against abolitionists in the Mexican government, beginning a series of fights that culminated in the Texas Revolution. In the aftermath, Anglo-Americans rebuilt the Texas borderlands into the most unlikely creation: the first fully committed slaveholders' republic in North America. Seeds of Empire tells the remarkable story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s.

Seeds Of Empire

Author : Andrew J. Torget
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By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas. In response, Mexico threw open its northern territories to American farmers in hopes that cotton could bring prosperity to the region. Thousands of Anglo-Americans poured into Texas, but their insistence that slavery accompany them sparked pitched battles across Mexico. An extraordinary alliance of Anglos and Mexicans in Texas came together to defend slavery against abolitionists in the Mexican government, beginning a series of fights that culminated in the Texas Revolution. In the aftermath, Anglo-Americans rebuilt the Texas borderlands into the most unlikely creation: the first fully committed slaveholders' republic in North America. Seeds of Empire tells the remarkable story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s.

Seeds Of Empire

Author : Andrew J. Torget
ISBN : 1469624249
Genre : History
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"Short sections of chapters 2 and 3 appeared previously in Stephen F. Austin's views on slavery in early Texas, in This corner of Canaan: essays on Texas in honor of Randolph B. Campbell, edited by Richard McCaslin, Donald Chipman, and Andrew J. Torget (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2013)."--Publisher's description.

Seeds Of Empire

Author : Tom Brooking
ISBN : 9780857719201
Genre : History
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The traditional image of New Zealand is one of verdant landscapes with sheep grazing on lush green pastures. Indeed, as far back as the nineteenth century, promotional literature declared its soils to be rich, its weather invariably benign; whilst artists’ paintings bathed it in an almost subtropical glow. Such representations, however, were at best partial, at worst unrealistic, for this landscape is almost entirely an artificial creation._x000D_ _x000D_ The transformation of the New Zealand landscape took place as Britain became increasingly reliant on its overseas territories for supplies of food and raw material. All over the Empire indigenous plants were replaced with ‘English grasses’, to provide the worked up products of pasture - meat, butter, cheese, wool and hides. These ‘seeds of empire’ were in the vanguard of colonial development and in New Zealand this process was carried to an extreme as swamps were drained and hundreds of thousands of hectares of rain forest were burnt and re-seeded with imported grasses. _x000D_ _x000D_ Seeds of Empire provides an innovative and challenging look at the impact of this European settlement and development of New Zealand’s landscape and environment. In exploring how, why and with what consequences New Zealand was transformed into these ‘empires of grass’ the authors provide not just an exciting reappraisal of New Zealand’s environmental history but a long overdue exploration of the significance of grass in the processes of sowing empire.

The Agrarian Seeds Of Empire

Author : Brad Bauerly
ISBN : 9789004314146
Genre : Social Science
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This study is an investigation into US political development as it emerged to deal with agrarian resistance to the transition to capitalism and agro-industrial development.

Seeds Of Empire

Author : Max M. Mintz
ISBN : 9780814756232
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Seeds of Empire recreates the events surrounding General John Sullivan's scorched-earth campaign against the Six Nations of the American Indians of New York and the Eastern territories in 1779, following the surrender of General John Burgoyne's British army at the Battle of Saratoga. Mintz's meticulous historical research and renowned storytelling ability give life to this arresting narrative as it probes the mechanisms of the American Revolution and the structure and function of the Iroquois Six Nations.

The Thief At The End Of The World

Author : Joe Jackson
ISBN : 0670018538
Genre : History
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Seeds Of Empire

Author : Laurie Penman
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This the first book of a series of Romano-British stories where history is bent just a little when two Roman refugees with a great deal of money flee Tiberius and build a town at the request of the King of the Cattuvelauni. The town prospers as a result of making use of new technology and military training.

Seeds Of Empire

Author : G. M. Naug
ISBN : 0646516140
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Inspired by the real life exploits of Frenchman Claude Martin (1735-1800), Seeds of Empire is a fictional history covering one of the most exciting periods of European and Indian history. The author, Gwayne Naug has used her story telling skills and knowledge of India to weave a tale spanning fifty years of war, love, money and ambition.

Crucible Of War

Author : Fred Anderson
ISBN : 9780307425393
Genre : History
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In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces.

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