"Northrup's highly accessible book breaks through the most common barriers that readers encounter in studying African history. Each chapter takes on a common myth about Africa and explains both the sources of the myth and the research that debunks it. These provocative chapters will promote lively discussions among readers while deepening their understanding of African and world history. The book is strengthened by its incorporation of actors and issues representing the African diaspora and African Americans in particular." —Rebecca Shumway, College of Charleston
The book is strengthened by its incorporation of actors and issues representing the African diaspora and African Americans in particular." —Rebecca Shumway, College of Charleston
Author: David Northrup
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Seven Myths of Africa in World History Items include highly probable exam items: Florence Easton, Crimean War, Franciscan, Babylon, Liberal Party, and more.
"Misconceptions continue to shape public perceptions of American Indians. Deeply ingrained cultural fictions, what Jentz (history, North Hennepin Community College) refers to as myths, have had a lasting hold on popular understanding of Native Americans. In this readable and engaging overview, Jentz provides an important corrective, one that not only catalogs key stories and stereotypes but also lays a foundation for challenging them. As the title indicates, Jentz seeks to demystify seven fundamental ideas about American Indians through critical histories. Following a helpful introductory discussion, he devotes a chapter to each myth. Specifically, he unpacks (1) the noble savage, (2) the ignoble savage, (3) wilderness and wildness, (4) the vanishing native, (5) the authentic Indian, (6) the ecological Indian, and (7) the mystical native. Throughout, Jentz employs clear language and tangible examples to clarify each myth and its significance. [T]his work will greatly benefit nonspecialists, including high school teachers and students. The volume will be useful as either a textbook in introductory courses in Native American studies or as secondary reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended." —C. R. King, Washington State University, in Choice
“Seven Myths of Native American History will provide undergraduates and
general readers with a very useful introduction ... Seven Myths of the Civil War
Northrup, Seven Myths of Africa in World History Paul Jentz is Professor of
History, North ...
Author: Paul Jentz
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
"Readers of this book who thought they knew a lot about the U.S. Civil War will discover that much of what they 'knew' is wrong. For readers whose previous knowledge is sketchy but whose desire to learn is strong, the separation of myth from reality is an important step toward mastering the subject. The essays will generate lively discussion and new insights." —James M. McPherson, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
For readers whose previous knowledge is sketchy but whose desire to learn is
strong, the separation of myth from reality is ... Seven Myths of Native American
History (forthcoming March 2018) Northrup, Seven Myths of Africa in World
Author: Wesley Moody
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime--and for decades after--as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world. Another popular misconception--that the Conquistadors worked alone--is shattered by the revelation that vast numbers of black and native allies joined them in a conflict that pitted native Americans against each other. This and other factors, not the supposed superiority of the Spaniards, made conquests possible. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex--and more fascinating--than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas.
Rout, Leslie B., Jr. The African Experience in Spanish America. London: ...
Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the
Sandwich Islands Kingdom. ... Soldaderas in the Mexican Military: Myth and
Author: Matthew Restall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than conspiracy theories, pseudo-history and myth-mongering. This book is a powerful witness to the dangers of the misappropriation and misinterpretation of the past and the false parallels so often drawn between the crusades and later historical events ranging from nineteenth-century colonialism to the protest movements of the 1960s to the events of 9/11. This volume's authors have venerable track records in teaching and researching the crusading movement, and anyone curious about the crusades would do well to start here." --Jessalynn Bird, Dominican University, co-Editor of Crusade and Christendom
Bracing for the attack, the Fatimids expelled all Christians from the Holy City in
1099—probably (and reasonably) supposing that their ... important areas in the
West, the islands of the central Mediterranean and Italy, and see if the historical
evidence supports at least that claim. In 700, Muslims attacked and occupied
Pantelleria, an island midway between southwest Sicily and North Africa, and
from about ...
Author: Alfred J. Andrea
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.
31Higman, A Concise History, p. 35. 32 Restall, SevenMyths, p.32. 33Robin Law,
'Horses, Firearms, and Political Power in PreColonial West Africa', Past & Present
72(1976), pp. 112–32. 34 Lennox Honychurch, The Dominica Story: A History ...
Author: Carrie Gibson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Reformation was a seismic event in history, whose consequences are still working themselves out in Europe and across the world. The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church. But they rapidly took a radical and unexpected turn, engulfing first Germany and then Europe as a whole in furious arguments about how God's will was to be 'saved'. However, these debates did not remain confined to a narrow sphere of theology. They came to reshape politics and international relations; social, cultural, and artistic developments; relations between the sexes; and the patterns and performances of everyday life. They were also the stimulus for Christianity's transformation into a truly global religion, as agents of the Roman Catholic Church sought to compensate for losses in Europe with new conversions in Asia and the Americas. Covering both Protestant and Catholic reform movements, in Europe and across the wider world, this beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of the Reformation from its immediate, explosive beginnings, through to its profound longer-term consequences and legacy for the modern world. The story is not one of an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression, enlightenment over ignorance. Rather, it tells how a multitude of rival groups and individuals, with or without the support of political power, strove after visions of 'reform'. And how, in spite of themselves, they laid the foundations for the plural and conflicted world we now inhabit.
J. Phelan, The Hispanization of the Philippines: Spanish Aims and Filipino
Responses, 1565–1700 (1959; repr. Madison, 2010) M. Restall, Seven Myths of
the Spanish Conquest (Oxford, 2003) B. Sundkler, A History of the Church in
Author: Peter Marshall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Although there is often opposition to individual wars, most people continue to believe that the arms industry is necessary in some form: to safeguard our security, provide jobs and stimulate the economy. Not only conservatives, but many progressives and liberals, support it for these reasons. Indefensible puts forward a devastating challenge to this conventional wisdom, which has normalised the existence of the most savage weapons of mass destruction ever known. It is the essential handbook for those who want to debunk the arguments of the industry and its supporters: deploying case studies, statistics and irrefutable evidence to demonstrate they are fundamentally flawed, both factually and logically. Far from protecting us, the book shows how the arms trade undermines our security by fanning the flames of war, terrorism and global instability. In countering these myths, the book points to ways in which we can combat the arms trade’s malignant influence, reclaim our democracies and reshape our economies.
In countering these myths, the book points to ways in which we can combat the arms trade’s malignant influence, reclaim our democracies and reshape our economies.
Author: Paul Holden
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
Category: Political Science
Contains primary source material.
It was also at this time that he had “ the inspiration to sow maize [ i . e . , wheat ]
here in New Spain and to see if it took ; I did this ... Pan - Africanist Amy Ashwood
was born in Port Antonio , Jamaica . ... Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest .
Author: Colin A. Palmer
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
Category: African Americans
The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.
ItsExecutive Board consisted of seven Europeans,an American, and an Egyptian.
42 Although in 1960 the IOC was just a ... eight from the Sovietbloc, three
fromAsia, and a handful from Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East.
Author: S. Wagg
Every industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential health care services--every country, that is, except the United States. In fact, one in eight Americans--a shocking 43 million people--do not have any health care insurance at all. One Nation, Uninsured offers a vividly written history of America's failed efforts to address the health care needs of its citizens. Covering the entire twentieth century, Jill Quadagno shows how each attempt to enact national health insurance was met with fierce attacks by powerful stakeholders, who mobilized their considerable resources to keep the financing of health care out of the government's hands. Quadagno describes how at first physicians led the anti-reform coalition, fearful that government entry would mean government control of the lucrative private health care market. Doctors lobbied legislators, influenced elections by giving large campaign contributions to sympathetic candidates, and organized "grassroots" protests, conspiring with other like-minded groups to defeat reform efforts. As the success of Medicare and Medicaid in the mid-century led physicians and the AMA to start scaling back their attacks, the insurance industry began assuming a leading role against reform that continues to this day. One Nation, Uninsured offers a sweeping history of the battles over health care. It is an invaluable read for anyone who has a stake in the future of America's health care system.
93 However, Columbus's uncertainty as to how to control and treat the natives
soon allowed standard Spanish practices to become dominant. ... of a string of
possessions in the southern Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Caribbean.
96 During this same time, the ... dominated our historical discourse on its events
and protagonists, a view that gives primacy of cause and explanation to a handful
of exceptional men. ... The Myth of the King's 26 Seven Myths of the Spanish
Author: Jill Quadagno
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Balaam , again , demands seven altars , and , exactness of his watches , which
are placed in the observatory and due for victims ... which spend a year , he
verifies all the calculations made in the other classes by have been in vogue
throughout the world's history . ... If we turn to the old myth watch - making learns
first to make all parts of the watch by hand . ... One of the curiosities of domestic
slavery in Darkest Africa is tbat , while the native slave owner can , by custom ,
compel his ...
It is a myth that only the uninformed masses believe in myths and that power brokers, media moguls, leading scientists, financial tycoons, political luminaries and intellectual elites don't. The myths that the ruling classes believe may be more sophisticated, but they are myths nonetheless. These public, large-scale narratives engage our imaginations and shape the way we experience the world. They are the stories that tell us what is important to know and how to live. Subverting Global Myths takes up six areas of contemporary global discourse--terrorism, religious violence, human rights, multiculturalism, science and postcolonialism. Here powerful myths energize and mobilize considerable public funding as well as academic production. This book is not addressed primarily to theological specialists, but to all thoughtful readers who are concerned about the public issues that shape our increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Vinoth Ramachandra draws at length on his own experience working among university students and professors against a backdrop of militant religious and secular ideologies in Sri Lanka, a country that has suffered from "terrorism" and a "war on terror" that has claimed over sixty thousand lives since the late 1970s and shows no signs of abating. Reflected as well is his experience of living and traveling extensively not only in the West but in several of the trouble spots of Asia today. Thoughtful critical readers who care to explore reality rather than flip from one reality show to another will appreciate this invitation to subvert present reality in order to make way for another.
According to recent estimates, the world's 192 independent states contain about
seven thousand living languages and over thirteen ... For much of human history,
the movement of peoples from one territory to another has been the norm: an
endless search for new ... had lifted by force between ten and twenty million
people out of Africa over a two-hundred-year period—with enormous cruelties—
to man ...
Author: Vinoth Ramachandra
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
NUBIAN PHARAOHS AND MEROITIC KINGS: THE KINGDOM OF KUSH Necia Desiree Harkless has completed her odyssey of 24 years initiated by a poem that emerged in the odd moments of early morning and her studies as a Donovan Scholar at the University of Kentucky with Dr. William Y. Adams, the leading Nubiologist of the world. The awesome result is her attempt to map the cultural, social, political history of Nubia as a single people as actors on the world stage as they act out their destinies in the cradle of civilization. The underlying purpose of her book is to reconstruct the collective efforts of the past and present Nubian campaigns and their collaborative scholarship so that the African American as well as all Americans can begin to understand the contributions of the civilization of Africa and Asia as a continuous historical entity. The history of the Kingdom of Kush begins with its earliest kingdom of Kerma in 2500 BC. It continues with the conquest of Egypt by the Nubian Pharaohs in 750 BC, reluctantly recognized as the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egyptian Pharaohs. They ruled as black pharaohs from their Kingdom at Napatan until they were forced one hundred years later to retreat to Napata by the Assyrians who assumed control of the Egyptians. It was at Meroe, the last empire of the Kush, that forty generations of Meroitic kings and queens continued the Kingdom of Kush reaching monumental and dynastic heights. Their symbiotic relationship with Egypt was over, allowing them to develop their own indigenous culture with a language and script of their own. Their architecture, arts , politics , material and spiritual culture in the minds of many scholars surpassed that of Egypt. Over two hundred pyramids have been investigated. It is an epic that will be long remembered. The dawn of Christianity in the Kingdom of Kush has been found in the treasure cove of the Frescoes of Faras.
Charles H. Wesley, the noted Black historian, stated that “the history of European
expansion in Africa was written and ... Because of the culture one lives in, many
answers exist between historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, linguists,
semanticists, and those in religion and mythology. ... It was also dedicated to Dr.
Benjamin Mays who was the president of Morehouse for twenty-seven years.
Author: NECIA DESIREE HARKLESS
A Selected Bibliography updating the Bibliography of Critical Theology in South
Africa listed in our September 1980 issue ... water , The Sample Survey of the
Nyanga East Squatters Science : Uses and Abuses Seven Myths about El
Salvador Some ... Ct . B Davidson , Africa in Modern History , Penguin Books ,
1978 , pp .
Category: South Africa
Beyond Black and Red is the first book to deal primarily and specifically with relations between Africans and native peoples in colonial Latin America. Matthew Restall has collected nine essays that represent contributions to the larger fields of colonial Latin American history, African diaspora studies, and ethnohistory. Among the subjects addressed are marriage and miscegenation, identity and nomenclature, cultural exchanges, labor, and cooperation in resisting colonialism versus collaboration. The authors examine core areas such as Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Brazil, and peripheral ones such as Florida, Colombia, and the Orinoco basin. The contributors find that relations between black and native peoples were sometimes harmonious, sometimes hostile, depending on local dynamics and individual agendas. Native and black soldiers fought sometimes as comrades, sometimes as adversaries, and couples in mixed marriages might identify as Indian or as black depending on where the advantage lay in a given society.
African-native Relations in Colonial Latin America Associate Professor of Latin
American History Women's Studies and ... 7 . Restall , Seven Myths of the
Spanish Conquest , chap . 2 . 8 . James Lockhart and Stuart B . Schwartz , Early
Author: Associate Professor of Latin American History Women's Studies and Anthropology and Director of Latin American Studies Matthew Restall
Give geometry a go with students in grades 7 and up using Helping Students Understand Geometry. This 128-page book includes step-by-step instructions with examples, practice problems using the concepts, real-life applications, a list of symbols and terms, tips, and answer keys. The book supports NCTM standards and includes chapters on topics such as coordinates, angles, patterns and reasoning, triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, and circles.
American Women Civil War: The War Between the States Greek and Roman
Mythology Medieval Times: 325-1453 Understanding the ... Seven Wonders of
the World and More Holocaust South America Renaissance Elections Canada
Heroes Africa Disasters Basic ... Easy Rivers of the U.S. U.S. History Maps U.S.
Constitution: Preparing for the Test 50 U.S. States and Territories World
Civilizations and ...
Author: Barbara R. Sandall
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Blending ethnographic description with social analysis, Stoller shows how West African entrepreneurs have built cohesive and effective multinational trading networks in New York. Their stories illuminate ongoing debates about globalisation.
the Ibo or the Yoruba, the author attempts to argue for a pan-African culture,
based on "historical analysis" that somehow stands ... This Dogon myth is quite
culturally specific and quite nuanced — more nuanced than the origin myths of
many other West African societies. ... African history and culture; (3) vibunzi, the
ear of corn that stands for fertility and family viability; (4) misumaa saba, the
seven candles ...
Author: Paul Stoller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science