In this innovative and ambitious global history, distinguished economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi traces the global history of human change and survival under the sway of capitalism since the voyages of Columbus. Writing with extraordinary range and depth, he offers a critical analysis of the history and human costs and consequences of development in Europe and North America, and in major regions such as India, China, Japan, and Africa. Bagchi critically characterizes the emergence and operation of capitalism as a system driven by wars over resources and markets rather than one that genuinely operates on the principle of free markets. His unflinching examination of the human toll—in the periphery as well in the core nations—includes not only economic processes and issues of inequality within and among nations, but also the intertwining of economics and war-making on a world scale. Bagchi's compelling vision will change the ways in which we think about many of the largest issues in the world history and development over the past 500 years.
WORLD SOCIAL CHANGE Series Editor: Mark Selden Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendance of Capital Amiya Kumar Bagchi Water Frontier: Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong Region, 1 750—1880 Edited by Nola Cooke and Li ...
Author: Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In 1862 Edwin Ruthven Purple seized the chance to strike it rich in the newly discovered goldfields of the northern Rocky Mountains. With an introduction and thorough annotations by Kenneth N. Owens, Perilous Passage offers Purple's never-before-published, first-person narrative. On hand for the crimes that led to vigilante justice, Purple chronicled the story of a raucous, sometimes murderous life among bonanza miners.
PERILOUS PASSAGE 21 A NARRATIVE of the Montana Gold Rush , 1862-1863 by Edwin Ruthven Purple Edited by Kenneth N. Owens PERILOUS PASSAGE A Narrative of the Montana Gold Rush ,. Front Cover.
Author: Edwin Ruthven Purple
Publisher: Montana Historical Society
Shortlisted for the 2009 Red Maple Award and commended in Best Books for Kids & Teens After a shipwreck in 1809, Peter finds himself the victim of amnesia. The sea captain who finds the teenager gives him the only name he knows, while others derisively dub him Peter No-Name. Eventually, Peter finds employment in a Montreal tavern where he meets a French voyageur called Boulard who changes his life irrevocably. Boulard works for fur trader David Thompson, soon to become one of the world’s most famous explorers and mapmakers. Thompson is impressed with the teenager and enlists him in his obsessive quest to establish an overland "northwest" passage to the Pacific Ocean via the Columbia River. With Thompson, Peter embarks on an amazing series of adventures that brings him face to face with hostile Natives and exposes him to the hardships and life-threatening challenges of formidable mountains and primeval forests as the intrepid outdoorsmen canoe, ride, and sled across a continent still largely untouched by European civilization.
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Author: B.J. Bayle
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A history and legal analysis of vigilantism in Montana in the 1860s, from a state Supreme Court justice and legal historian. Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s, but Mark C. Dillon is the first to examine the subject through the prism of American legal history, considering the state of criminal justice and law enforcement in the western territories and also trial procedures, gubernatorial politics, legislative enactments, and constitutional rights. Using newspaper articles, diaries, letters, biographies, invoices, and books that speak to the compelling history of Montana’s vigilantism in the 1860s, Dillon examines the conduct of the vigilantes in the context of the due process norms of the time. He implicates the influence of lawyers and judges who, like their non-lawyer counterparts, shaped history during the rush to earn fortunes in gold. Dillon’s perspective as a state Supreme Court justice and legal historian uniquely illuminates the intersection of territorial politics, constitutional issues, corrupt law enforcement, and the basic need of citizenry for social order. This readable and well-directed analysis of the social and legal context that contributed to the rise of Montana vigilante groups will be of interest to scholars and general readers interested in Western history, law, and criminal justice for years to come. “[Justice Dillon’s] book reads like a Western. Dillon masterfully sets the stage for the rise of the Montana vigilantes by bringing alive the people who created and lived in [mining] towns. There are heroes, villains, shady characters, and more than a few politicians, businessmen, lawyers and judges. What sets Dillon’s book apart from historical texts and fictional tales is that he provides legal analyses and explanations of the trials, sentences, due process and procedures of the day . . . And shed[s] grisly light on the details of the hangings. Dillon’s unique background as an attorney and judge and his downright dogged research are what makes this complex story so engaging. The prose is clear, crisp and gets to the point. . . . The book is satisfying because it answers contemporary nagging questions about the law regarding the vigilantes and the hangings.” —Gregory Zenon, Brooklyn Barrister “Dillon’s analysis of the vigilantes of Bannack, Alder Gulch, and Helena in Montana Territory is the most detailed, insightful, and legally nuanced yet produced. . . . This book is a model for historians to follow when dealing with 19th-century criminal proceedings. Establishing historical context includes examining the laws in books as well as the law in action.” —Gordon Morris Bakken, Great Plains Research
Cushman, Montana, 116; Purple, Perilous Passage, 137; Birney, Vigilantes, 77; Allen, Decent Orderly Lynching, 74. Return to text. Langford, Vigilante Days, 81; Purple, Perilous Passage, 137; Cushman, Montana, 116; Birney, Vigilantes, ...
Author: Mark C. Dillon
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
OF THE PERILOUS PASSAGE OF THE GREAT MORASS . 1539 . All the requisite preparations being made , two hundred picked men sallied out of the encampment , each carrying in his bosom his day's allowance , consisting of a little boiled or ...
Author: Theodore Irving
Perilous Passage of the Ravine - Descent into the Valley . The fearless confidence of Toby was contagious , and I began to adopt the Happar side of the question . I could not , however , overcome a certain feeling of trepidation as we ...
Author: Herman Melville
He makes himself their pathway through the perilous waters . Breast deep , neck deep , they strive against the ... So it pictures every year the dangers of that perilous passage , and the misery and desolation of that great revolution .
Author: Samuel Fitch Hotchkin
Category: Chestnut Hill (Pa.)
The passage is perilous . 7. Fighting is forbidden . 4. To err is human . 8. I am he . Each of the above propositions , except the last , contains a judgment or proposition in which the subject is recognized , as belonging to the wider ...
Author: Adonijah Strong Welch
Category: Educational psychology
Classic of travel and adventure literature in which the author drew upon his experiences in the South Seas to tell of a stranded sailor's attempts to escape an idyllic but stultifying world.
CHAPTER IX Perilous Passage of the Ravine — Descent into the Valley. The fearless confidence of Toby was contagious, and I began to adopt the Happar side of the question. I could not, however, overcome a certain feeling of trepidation ...
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Despite the early success of his tales of adventure in the South Seas, Herman Melville (1819–1891) suffered a reversal of fortunes with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick. The great epic, now recognized as a masterpiece, was scorned by an uncomprehending nineteenth-century audience. Melville's preoccupation with metaphysical and philosophical issues and his use of symbols and archetypes foreshadowed elements of latter-day literature, and modern readers rejoice in his groundbreaking explorations of timeless questions. Along with excerpts from Moby-Dick, this anthology presents the complete text of Melville's classic of travel and adventure literature, Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. Additional features include the short stories "Bartleby the Scrivener," "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids," and "The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles."
CHAPTER 9 Perilous Passage of the Ravine • Descent into the Valley The fearless confidence of Toby was contagious, and I began to adopt the Happar side of the question. I could not, however, overcome a certain feeling of trepidation as ...
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Category: Literary Collections