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Tropical Babylons by Stuart B. Schwartz

Title Tropical Babylons
Author Stuart B. Schwartz
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2011-01-20
Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780807895627
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic sugar economies, this collection presents a revisionist examination of the origins of society and economy in the Atlantic world. Focusing on areas colonized by Spain and Portugal (before the emergence of the Caribbean sugar colonies of England, France, and Holland), these essays show that despite reliance on common knowledge and technology, there were considerable variations in the way sugar was produced. With studies of Iberia, Madeira and the Canary Islands, Hispaniola, Cuba, Brazil, and Barbados, this volume demonstrates the similarities and differences between the plantation colonies, questions the very idea of a sugar revolution, and shows how the specific conditions in each colony influenced the way sugar was produced and the impact of that crop on the formation of "tropical Babylons--multiracial societies of great oppression. Contributors: Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh Herbert Klein, Columbia University John J. McCusker, Trinity University Russell R. Menard, University of Minnesota William D. Phillips Jr., University of Minnesota Genaro Rodriguez Morel, Seville, Spain Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University Eddy Stols, Leuven University, Belgium Alberto Vieira, Centro de Estudos Atlanticos, Madeira

The Age Of Intoxication by Benjamin Breen

Title The Age of Intoxication
Author Benjamin Breen
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2019-12-20
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780812251784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppies reduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobacco cures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an era when the term "drug" encompassed everything from herbs and spices—like nutmeg, cinnamon, and chamomile—to such deadly poisons as lead, mercury, and arsenic. In The Age of Intoxication, Benjamin Breen offers a window into a time when drugs were not yet separated into categories—illicit and licit, recreational and medicinal, modern and traditional—and there was no barrier between the drug dealer and the pharmacist. Focusing on the Portuguese colonies in Brazil and Angola and on the imperial capital of Lisbon, Breen examines the process by which novel drugs were located, commodified, and consumed. He then turns his attention to the British Empire, arguing that it owed much of its success in this period to its usurpation of the Portuguese drug networks. From the sickly sweet tobacco that helped finance the Atlantic slave trade to the cannabis that an East Indies merchant sold to the natural philosopher Robert Hooke in one of the earliest European coffeehouses, Breen shows how drugs have been entangled with science and empire from the very beginning. Featuring numerous illuminating anecdotes and a cast of characters that includes merchants, slaves, shamans, prophets, inquisitors, and alchemists, The Age of Intoxication rethinks a history of drugs and the early drug trade that has too often been framed as opposites—between medicinal and recreational, legal and illegal, good and evil. Breen argues that, in order to guide drug policy toward a fairer and more informed course, we first need to understand who and what set the global drug trade in motion.

Three Ancient Colonies by Sidney W. Mintz

Title Three Ancient Colonies
Author Sidney W. Mintz
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-10-09
Category History
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9780674066212
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As a young anthropologist, Sidney Mintz undertook fieldwork in Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Fifty years later, the eminent scholar of the Caribbean returns to those experiences to meditate on the societies and on the island people who befriended him. These reflections illuminate continuities and differences between these cultures, but even more they exemplify the power of people to reveal their own history. Mintz seeks to conjoin his knowledge of the history of Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico—a dynamic past born of a confluence of peoples of a sort that has happened only a few times in human history—with the ways that he heard people speak about themselves and their lives. Mintz argues that in Jamaica and Haiti, creolization represented a tremendous creative act by enslaved peoples: that creolization was not a passive mixing of cultures, but an effort to create new hybrid institutions and cultural meanings to replace those that had been demolished by enslavement. Globalization is not the new phenomenon we take it to be. This book is both a summation of Mintz's groundbreaking work in the region and a reminder of how anthropology allows people to explore the deep truths that history may leave unexamined.

The Revelation Of Jesus Christ By John by Francis John Bodfield Hooper

Title The Revelation of Jesus Christ by John
Author Francis John Bodfield Hooper
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1861
Category Bible
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015067251184
Language English, Spanish, and French
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E I A L by Anonim

Title E I A L
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category Latin America
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015066266084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Book Review Index
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Books
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015066121404
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Babylon Electrified by Albert Bleunard

Title Babylon Electrified
Author Albert Bleunard
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1889
Category French fiction
Total Pages 312
ISBN MINN:319510016497846
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures
Author Johann Peter Lange
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1874
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN HARVARD:HWRSLG
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A voyage round the world Vol 3 tr by A and H Stephenson
Author Ludovic Beauvoir (marq. de.)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1870
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:600024817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Java Siam Canton by Ludovic marquis de Beauvoir

Title Java Siam Canton
Author Ludovic marquis de Beauvoir
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1870
Category Australia
Total Pages 86
ISBN HARVARD:HNXSST
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Voyage Round The World by Ludovic marquis de Beauvoir

Title A Voyage Round the World
Author Ludovic marquis de Beauvoir
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1870
Category China
Total Pages 86
ISBN MINN:31951P007788509
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Living Age by Anonim

Title The Living Age
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1872
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B2895089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Babylon And Nineveh Through American Eyes by Sullivan Holman M'Collester

Title Babylon and Nineveh Through American Eyes
Author Sullivan Holman M'Collester
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1892
Category Babylon (Extinct city)
Total Pages 184
ISBN UOM:39015005002939
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title African Economic History
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category Africa
Total Pages 86
ISBN WISC:89128171352
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Seeing Race Seeing Nation
Author Eric D. Duke
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category African diaspora
Total Pages 492
ISBN MSU:31293028457962
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Choice by Anonim

Title Choice
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category Academic libraries
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106018289618
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Popular Science Monthly
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1900
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015078622050
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Appletons Popular Science Monthly
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1900
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN HARVARD:32044106274798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Back To Africa by K. K. Prah

Title Back to Africa
Author K. K. Prah
Publisher Casas
Release Date 2009
Category African diaspora
Total Pages 346
ISBN STANFORD:36105133361175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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