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5. Writing the Empire story

5. Writing the Empire story  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
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10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0006
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9780199605415
‘Writing the Empire Story’ examines how this powerful theme of Empire has influenced both British and postcolonial consciousness. Empire was once a central feature of the British national ... More
1. The Atlantic slave trade

1. The Atlantic slave trade  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0001
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9780199922680
Slavery had long existed in Europe and Africa, but the history of the Atlantic slave trade begins in the 1440s with Portuguese exploration of West Africa. ‘The Atlantic slave trade’ charts ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780199380770
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0008
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African Americans are generally more religious than other groups in the United States. But African American religion is much more than a description of how deeply religious African ... More
2. Putting slavery into place

2. Putting slavery into place  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0002
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America held promises of wealth and freedom for Europeans; in time, slavery became the key to the fulfillment of both. ‘Putting slavery into place’ describes the system of slavery initiated ... More
9. America, Africa, and Australia

9. America, Africa, and Australia  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0009
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9780199689873
‘America, Africa, and Australia’ provides highlights of garden history in North America, Central America, South America, South Africa, and Australia. North America’s earliest traditional ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775451
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0001
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9780192801821
Since the early 1980s, postcolonialism has attempted to shift the dominant ways in which the relations between western and non-western people and their worlds are viewed. Postcolonialism: A ... More
American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction  

Heather Andrea Williams

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.001.0001
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American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of American slavery, from the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s until its abolition following the ... More
2. The peopling of the earth

2. The peopling of the earth  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780199393787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0002
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9780199946952
When did exploration begin and who were the first explorers? ‘The peopling of the earth ’ shows that the deep origins of exploration are inseparable from the long process of the peopling of ... More
4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War

4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0004
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9780195389142
The slave trade shaped American history. By 1860, nearly 90 percent of African Americans living in America were slaves. ‘1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War’ considers the importance of ... More
5. Tuberculosis

5. Tuberculosis  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0006
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Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, emerged in Africa about seventy thousand years ago. It accompanied modern humans on their migrations out of Africa, across the Indian ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0007
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9780199922680
Despite the abolition of slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, notions of black inferiority and white supremacy still persisted in both the North and the South. The ... More
6. Taking slavery apart

6. Taking slavery apart  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0006
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9780199922680
Slavery existed in America for nearly two hundred and fifty years until it was finally abolished with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865. It took all those years ... More
4. Rise and fall

4. Rise and fall  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
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10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0005
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9780199605415
‘Rise and Fall’ charts how the British Empire grew in stages over the course of many centuries: in North America and the West Indies, through phases of expansion in South Asia and ... More
7. HIV/AIDS

7. HIV/AIDS  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0008
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9780199340071
HIV/AIDS had been percolating in central Africa since the early twentieth century, but it appeared in its now recognizable form in the spring of 1981. Doctors in America spotted a strange ... More
4. The Second World War

4. The Second World War  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0004
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9780192853974
For the people of Britain, the Second World War was a far less jingoistic affair than the First. Although there was a powerful spirit of national unity, the mood was one of determination ... More
5. The Post-War World

5. The Post-War World  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0005
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9780192853974
Post-war Britain saw the rise of a social democracy based on a mixed economy and a welfare state, which led to a sustained period of political harmony and cultural renewal. ‘The Post-War ... More
2. Origins

2. Origins  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191790102
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0002
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9780198723387
‘Origins’ traces the concentration camp’s origins in 19th- and early 20th-century colonial settings in Australia, the United States, Cuba, South Africa, and German South-West Africa (today ... More
1. The category of “African American religion”

1. The category of “African American religion”  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780199380770
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0001
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9780195182897
African American religious life is not defined by just the “Negro church”—the preacher, music, and the frenzy—but consists of all the varied religious practices that occur within black ... More
7. African American Islam

7. African American Islam  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780199380770
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0007
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9780195182897
In some ways, Islam best represents the idea of African American religion as a practice of freedom and a sign of difference. For those African Americans who embraced Islam during the modern ... More
6. African American Christianity since 1980

6. African American Christianity since 1980  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780199380770
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0006
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9780195182897
‘African American Christianity Since 1980’ is concerned with the contemporary phase, beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and the significant demographic and political ... More

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