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The Making of Australia's Gold Coast A Historical Perspective

The Making of Australia's Gold Coast: A Historical Perspective

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By Alan J. Blackman
August 01, 2024

Blackman draws on original material and the work of many earlier researchers to paint a verbal picture of the evolution of a remarkable city. In an easy-to-read style, he highlights some of the conditions, key events, and individuals that have led to the development of Australia’s Gold Coast. The ...

Time and Space in the Internet Age

Time and Space in the Internet Age

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By Stephen Kern
August 01, 2024

This book analyzes changes in ideas about and experiences of time and space from 1880 to 2020, relying on new technologies for causal explanations of changes in nine key elements of time and space. The major question at the heart of the volume is the significance of these changes. It bases its ...

British West Indian Newspapers and the Abolition of Slavery

British West Indian Newspapers and the Abolition of Slavery

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By Andrew Lewis
June 07, 2024

This book is the first overall survey of the British West Indian press in the early nineteenth century—a critical period in the history of the region.   Based on extensive and ground-breaking archival research, this volume provides an in-depth history of early nineteenth-century British West Indian...

Britain and Japan in the 1973 Middle East Oil Crisis Washington’s Silent Partners

Britain and Japan in the 1973 Middle East Oil Crisis: Washington’s Silent Partners

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By Erika Miller
June 06, 2024

Miller examines Britain and Japan’s involvement in the Middle East peace process after the October war of 1973 and how it contributed to the resolution of the oil crisis of 1973-1974. Using important primary sources from Japan, Britain, and the United States—including recently declassified Japanese...

Expeditions in the Long Nineteenth Century Discovering, Surveying, and Ordering

Expeditions in the Long Nineteenth Century: Discovering, Surveying, and Ordering

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Edited By Jörn Happel, Melanie Hussinger, Hajo Raupach
April 24, 2024

This book examines the processes of scientific, cultural, political, technical, colonial and violent appropriation during the 19th century. The 19th century was the century of world travel. The earth was explored, surveyed, described, illustrated, and categorized. Travelogues became world ...

British Malta, 1798–1835 The Trifling Jewel

British Malta, 1798–1835: The Trifling Jewel

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By Andrew T. Zwilling
April 09, 2024

British Malta, 1798–1835 explores the incorporation and early administration of Malta as a British protectorate, and later as a Crown colony. Few connections existed between Great Britain and Malta before 1798, but Napoleon’s Mediterranean ambitions forged a link that remained even after the ...

Social Alternatives in Southern Europe and Latin America Solidarity, Mutual Aid, and Cooperation in Comparative Perspective (19th–21st Centuries)

Social Alternatives in Southern Europe and Latin America: Solidarity, Mutual Aid, and Cooperation in Comparative Perspective (19th–21st Centuries)

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Edited By Montserrat Duch-Plana, Josep M. Pons-Altés
March 19, 2024

This book deals with the evolution of initiatives connected to the social and solidarity economy and their political cultures and educational implications in the south of Europe and in Latin America. Employing a comparative perspective, the contributors present 11 studies of these trajectories in ...

How the World Hunger Problem Was not Solved

How the World Hunger Problem Was not Solved

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By Christian Gerlach
February 14, 2024

The world food crisis (1972–1975) gave rise to new development concepts. To eradicate world hunger, small peasants were supposed to use ‘modern’ inputs like high-yielding seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and irrigation. This would turn subsistence producers into business owners, transform rural areas,...

Intervention and Disarmament In a Culturally Diverse World

Intervention and Disarmament: In a Culturally Diverse World

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By Philip Towle
January 29, 2024

In this book, some of Philip Towle’s major contributions are brought together to shed light on the Cold War and its aftermath. Topics include the build-up of chemical and nuclear weapons, the attack on New York’s World Trade Center in 2001, intervention in overseas conflicts and the role of the ...

Sinology during the Cold War

Sinology during the Cold War

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Edited By Antonina Łuszczykiewicz, Michael Brose
January 29, 2024

This volume provides the first study of the history of sinology (aka China studies) as charted across several communist states during the Cold War. The People’s Republic of China was created in the first years of the Cold War, with its early history and foreign policy intimately bound up in that ...

History and Psychoanalysis in the Columbus Centre The Meaning of Evil

History and Psychoanalysis in the Columbus Centre: The Meaning of Evil

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By Danae Karydaki
December 26, 2023

This book draws on a range of key archives and oral testimonies to provide the first systematic and historical study of the origins, context, development, frustrations, inner contradictions, and legacies of the Columbus Centre. The Columbus Centre, a remarkable though largely forgotten research ...

Science, Religion and Nationalism Local Perceptions and Global Historiographies

Science, Religion and Nationalism: Local Perceptions and Global Historiographies

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Edited By Jaume Navarro, Kostas Tampakis
December 22, 2023

“Science” and “Religion” have been two major elements in the building of modern nation-states. While contemporary historiography of science has studied the interactions between nation building and the construction of modern scientific and technological institutions, “science-and-religion” is still ...

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