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Seeds Of Empire

Author : Andrew J. Torget
ISBN : 9781469624259
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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 Thief At The End Of The World

Author : Joe Jackson
ISBN : 0670018538
Genre : History
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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 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 : G. M. Naug
ISBN : 0646516140
Genre : Fiction
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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.

Seeds Of Change

Author : Henry Hobhouse
ISBN : 1593760493
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An account of the historical influences of six commercial plants, including sugar, tea, cotton, potatoes, quinine, and coca, evaluates their role in the Atlantic slave trade, opening up of China, and establishment of multiple colonial empires. Reprint.

Rise Of Empire

Author : Michael J. Sullivan
ISBN : 9780316192439
Genre : Fiction
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The adventure continues as Royce and Hadrian aid the struggling kingdom of Melengar as it alone stands in defiance against the newly formed empire. War approaches and a desperate gamble behind enemy lines is their only chance at forming an alliance with the Nationalists to the south. But Royce has plans of his own as he uses this opportunity to discover if an ancient wizard is using Riyria as pawns in his own bid for power. To find the truth, Royce must unravel Hadrian's hidden past. What he discovers will lead them to the end of the known world, on a journey rife with treachery and intrigue. When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere. Rise of Empire was originally published as: Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm. BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS Theft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha) Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm) Heir of Novron (Wintertide & Percepliquis)

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