History

Frontier Link with the World

Author: David E. Paterson

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Page: 273

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A Frontier Link with the World is the history of one small company which operated a track sixteen miles long and served essentially one community. This company shared significant characteristics with its much larger neighbors, and therefore serves as a microcosm depicting the interrelationships between the corporate activities of a Georgia railroad and the economic and social history of the community it served.A Frontier Link with the World balances discussions of government and corporate influences on railroad development with the activity and interest, collective and individual, of investors and customers in the local community. Paterson describes misconceptions about the railroad's purpose and potential which fostered a love-hate relationship between local people and the railroad. From an analysis of the local economy, David Paterson explores how much the railroad benefited the community, and who benefited most. Beyond scheduled freight and passenger services, the author details other railroad services which broadened the social and cultural horizons of the community.The book makes extensive use of manuscript sources, including the recently - available Central of Georgia Railway Collection at the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah. Significant depth is added by: (1) data on population and wealth for the local community compiled from local tax records for the period of the company's existence, illustrating how the railroad was funded, its profitability, and its effect on the growth of the community, and (2) sufficient biographical data on most of the railroad's employees showing who they were, where they were recruited, and how local amateur operators evolved into a careerrailroad workforce.

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History

The Transformation of the World

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: History

Page: 1192

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A panoramic global history of the nineteenth century A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century," taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more. This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French. Indispensable for any historian, The Transformation of the World sheds important new light on this momentous epoch, showing how the nineteenth century paved the way for the global catastrophes of the twentieth century, yet how it also gave rise to pacifism, liberalism, the trade union, and a host of other crucial developments.
Technology & Engineering

Railroads in the Old South

Author: Aaron W. Marrs

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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Railroads in the Old South demonstrates that a simple approach to the Old South fails to do justice to its complexity and contradictions.
History

The Unending Frontier

Author: John F. Richards

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Page: 682

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Describes the effect of human action on the world's environment.

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History

The Defiant Border

Author: Elisabeth Leake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The Defiant Border explores why the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands have remained largely independent of state controls from the colonial period into the twenty-first century. This book looks at local Pashtun tribes' modes for evading first British colonial, then Pakistani, governance; the ongoing border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan; and continuing interest in the region from Indian, US, British, and Soviet actors. It reveals active attempts by first British, then Pakistani, agents to integrate the tribal region, ranging from development initiatives to violent suppression. The Defiant Border also considers the area's influence on relations between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, as well as its role in the United States' increasingly global Cold War policies. Ultimately, the book considers how a region so peripheral to major centers of power has had such an impact on political choices throughout the eras of empire, decolonization, and superpower competition, up to the so-called 'war on terror'.
Art

Railroads in the African American Experience

Author: Theodore Kornweibel

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Page: 557

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Surveys the African American railroad experience, from the work of slaves who laid rail and the activism of the famous Pullman Porters to the lives of current black railroad employees and passengers.
Science

Telecosm

Author: George Gilder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Page: 368

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The computer age is over. After a cataclysmic global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm -- the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. Chips and software will continue to make great contributions to our lives, but the action is elsewhere. To seek the key to great wealth and to understand the bewildering ways that high tech is restructuring our lives, look not to chip speed but to communication power, or bandwidth. Bandwidth is exploding, and its abundance is the most important social and economic fact of our time. George Gilder is one of the great technological visionaries, and "the man who put the 's' in 'telecosm'" (Telephony magazine). He is equally famous for understanding and predicting the nuts and bolts of complex technologies, and for putting it all together in a soaring view of why things change, and what it means for our daily lives. His track record of futurist predictions is one of the best, often proving to be right even when initially opposed by mighty corporations and governments. He foresaw the power of fiber and wireless optics, the decline of the telephone regime, and the explosion of handheld computers, among many trends. His list of favored companies outpaced even the soaring Nasdaq in 1999 by more than double. His long-awaited Telecosm is a bible of the new age of communications. Equal parts science story, business history, social analysis, and prediction, it is the one book you need to make sense of the titanic changes underway in our lives. Whether you surf the net constantly or not at all, whether you live on your cell phone or hate it for its invasion of private life, you need this book. It has been less than two decades since the introduction of the IBM personal computer, and yet the enormous changes wrought in our lives by the computer will pale beside the changes of the telecosm. Gilder explains why computers will "empty out," with their components migrating to the net; why hundreds of low-flying satellites will enable hand-held computers and communicators to become ubiquitous; why television will die; why newspapers and magazines will revive; why advertising will become less obnoxious; and why companies will never be able to waste your time again. Along the way you will meet the movers and shakers who have made the telecosm possible. From Charles Townes and Gordon Gould, who invented the laser, to the story of JDS Uniphase, "the Intel of the Telecosm," to the birthing of fiberless optics pioneer TeraBeam, here are the inventors and entrepreneurs who will be hailed as the next Edison or Gates. From hardware to software to chips to storage, here are the technologies that will soon be as basic as the air we breathe.
Travel

Contemporary Tourist Behaviour

Author: David Bowen

Publisher: CABI

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Page: 289

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The behavior of tourists - what their motivations are, what impact their behavior has on the places they visit, the decisions they make - is a fundamental aspect in understanding the tourism industry as a whole. Contemporary Tourist Behaviour provides an in-depth examination of how and why tourists behave as they do, and how this is perceived by hosts and outside agencies, covering national characteristics of tourists from around the world, effects of everyday events and governmental and environmental factors, and tourists' consideration of sustainable principles.
Computers

Link

Author: Lorien Pratt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

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Page: 232

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Why aren't the most powerful new technologies being used to solve the world's most important problems: hunger, poverty, conflict, employment, disease? In Link, Dr. Lorien Pratt answers these questions by exploring the solution that is emerging worldwide to take Artificial Intelligence to the next level: Decision Intelligence.
History

Gamer Nation

Author: John Wills

Publisher: JHU Press

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Page: 296

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Ultimately, Gamer Nation reveals not only how video games are a key aspect of contemporary American culture, but how games affect how people relate to America itself.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Civic Discourse

Author: Michael H. Prosser

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Page: 508

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Presents thought provoking chapters on subjects of vital importance in our intercultural and international arena.

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History

Empire in Asia: A New Global History

Author: Brian P. Farrell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Page: 304

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Asia was the principle focus of empire-builders from Alexander and Akbar to Chinggis Khan and Qianlong and yet, until now, there has been no attempt to provide a comprehensive history of empire in the region. Empire in Asia addresses the need for a thorough survey of the topic. This volume covers the long 19th century, commonly seen in terms of 'high imperialism' and the global projection of Western power. This volume explores the dynamic, volatile and often contested processes by which, by the early years of the 20th century, Asian states, space and peoples became deeply integrated into the wider dynamics of global reordering. Drawing on case studies from across Asia, the contributors discuss key themes including ideology, concepts of identity, religion and politics, state building and state formation, the relationships between space, people, and sovereignty, the movements of goods, money, people and ideas, and the influence and impact of conflict and military power. The two volumes of Empire in Asia offer a significant contribution to the theory and practice of empire when considered globally and comparatively and are essential reading for all students and scholars of global, imperial and Asian history.
History

The Farther Frontier

Author: Lysle E. Meyer

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

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Page: 267

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Although the United States never became a participant in the imperialistic partition of Africa, a surprising number of Americans were involved with the so-called Dark Continent during the period when European penetration led to conquest and colonial rule. This book examines the activities of six Americans who played important roles in the West's relations with Africa in that era. The subjects discussed are Thomas Jefferson Bowen, who established the first American mission posts in Yorubaland and tried to penetrate the Muslim sphere beyond the Niger (1848-57); Paul Du Chaillu, explorer of Gabon and popular writer on Africa (1855-1903); Charles Chaille-Long, soldier-explorer who served the Egyptian government in the Sudan and in East Africa (1870-82); Henry Shelton Sanford, a diplomat and lobbyist who was a significant figure in negotiations leading to the colonial opening of the Congo (1877-90); John Hays Hammond, a mining engineer in South Africa (1893-96) who was a central participant in the Jameson Raid episode, which helped precipitate the Anglo-Boer War; and Carl Akeley, taxidermist-hunter-naturalist who led five collecting expeditions to Africa and produced highly influential museum exhibitions of African wildlife (1896-1926). These biographical studies help to fill out the picture of American ties to Africa presented in several surveys published in the last thirty-five years. While many of their countrymen found opportunities and tempting challenges in the developing frontier territories of their own country, the men covered here were drawn to a more exotic part of the world, where their experiences sometimes rivalled in excitement those of better-known European adventurers in Africa. Coming from dissimilar geographical and occupational backgrounds, these six Americans dealt with Africa in different ways: for the most part they were concerned with widely separated regions of the continent over almost a century. Al] their stories, however, contribute meaningfully toward our understanding of the history of America's connections with Africa during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Based on extensive research in archival sources as well as on a critical evaluation of secondary materials, the case studies in this collection demonstrate in fascinating detail that such Americans were noteworthy actors in the evolution of Africa's confrontation with the outside world. One of the major themes to which the author gives his attention is the image of Africa that was created in the Western mind during the period involved and, indeed, long after. Several of the figures examined contributed in major ways to the peculiar representation of Africa and its people that governed Americans' perception of them for several generations. In this and in other respects Meyer's book provides insights that are relevant for both African and American history.

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Social Science

Immigrants on the Land

Author: George E. Pozzetta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Page: 396

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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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