Bonds of Alliance

Bonds of Alliance Author Brett Rushforth
ISBN-10 9780807838174
Year 2013-06-01
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into bondage in the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Caribbean. In Bonds of Alliance, Brett Rushforth reveals the dynamics of this system from its origins to the end of French colonial rule. Balancing a vast geographic and chronological scope with careful attention to the lives of enslaved individuals, this book gives voice to those who lived through the ordeal of slavery and, along the way, shaped French and Native societies. Rather than telling a simple story of colonial domination and Native victimization, Rushforth argues that Indian slavery in New France emerged at the nexus of two very different forms of slavery: one indigenous to North America and the other rooted in the Atlantic world. The alliances that bound French and Natives together forced a century-long negotiation over the nature of slavery and its place in early American society. Neither fully Indian nor entirely French, slavery in New France drew upon and transformed indigenous and Atlantic cultures in complex and surprising ways. Based on thousands of French and Algonquian-language manuscripts archived in Canada, France, the United States and the Caribbean, Bonds of Alliance bridges the divide between continental and Atlantic approaches to early American history. By discovering unexpected connections between distant peoples and places, Rushforth sheds new light on a wide range of subjects, including intercultural diplomacy, colonial law, gender and sexuality, and the history of race.

Bonds of Alliance

Bonds of Alliance Author Brett Rushforth
ISBN-10 9780807835586
Year 2012
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Bonds of Alliance

Bonds of Alliance Author Brett Rushforth
ISBN-10 1469613867
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher
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Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Friendship Descent and Alliance in Africa

Friendship  Descent and Alliance in Africa Author Martine Guichard
ISBN-10 9781782382874
Year 2014-05-30
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Berghahn Books
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Friendship, descent and alliance are basic forms of relatedness that have received unequal attention in social anthropology. Offering new insights into the ways in which friendship is conceptualized and realized in various sub-Saharan African settings, the contributions to this volume depart from the recent tendency to study friendship in isolation from kinship. In drawing attention to the complexity of the interactions between these two kinds of social relationships, the book suggests that analyses of friendship in Western societies would also benefit from research that explores more systematically friendship in conjunction with kinship.

Cauldron

Cauldron Author Larry Bond
ISBN-10 0446600261
Year 1994
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher Vision
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As supermodern military hardware clashes in World War III, France and Germany square off against America and Britain, with the former Soviet Union caught in the middle. By the author of Vortex. Reprint.

Wicked Alliance

Wicked Alliance Author Talia Carmichael
ISBN-10 9781781840917
Year 2012-10-08
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher Total-e-bound
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To find a family heirloom a man must ask for help from another who he has been fighting his attraction for. They join forces and find that they have more in common than either expected. Detective Hunter Montgomery finds himself personally involved when a family heirloom is stolen. To find the culprits of the robbery ring he has to approach Brooks-the one man who pushes all his buttons. He is attracted to Brooks but knows he'll never go after him, since they're looking for different things. They form an unlikely alliance to track down the heirlooms. As they work together, Hunter can't figure Brooks out. The man comes across as if nothing bothers him, yet when Hunter asks for his help Brooks not only agrees he becomes more to him than Hunter expects. As the case gets more complicated, so do his interactions with Brooks. The need he feels flares and Hunter is unable to resist the temptation of Brooks. As the heat between them rises so does the danger in the case they both want solved. Brooks Walters is willing to work with Hunter even if the man doesn't like him. Since their first meeting, Brooks has gone out of his way to antagonise the usually infallible detective. Each and every time the man gets annoyed and rude with him, Brooks finds it is more amusing than anything else. There is something about the tall, sexy detective that he finds irresistible. Hunter has all the things he likes in a man-he's loyal, protective and is able to match wits with Brooks. When the case he is working on with Hunter heats up so does their passion. With each new clue on the robberies it becomes apparent that the case is more complicated that either of them had known. Brooks will go out of his way to make sure the man who has slid into his life will succeed in their Wicked Alliance. Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

Alliance Formation in Civil Wars

Alliance Formation in Civil Wars Author Fotini Christia
ISBN-10 9781107023024
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 343
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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"This book argues that relative power balances, rather than shared identities, explain why combatant groups in the Afghan civil wars constantly aligned with and double-crossed each other, and develops a theory on alliance formation and group fractionalization in multiparty civil wars"--

Warcraft

Warcraft Author Paul Cornell
ISBN-10 1681160137
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher
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Discover how three of Azeroth s greatest champions forged their first alliance, in the official graphic prequel to the Warcaft movie from Legendary, Universal Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment. In a fantasy action epic set decades before the film, the young and headstrong Llane, Lothar, and Medivh embark on a mission of vengeance that will forge them into heroes the kind of heroes Azeroth will need in its darkest hour."

Female Alliances

Female Alliances Author Amanda E. Herbert
ISBN-10 9780300177404
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating friendships and alliances, women worked to socially cohere Britain and its colonies. In the first book-length historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, Amanda Herbert draws on a series of interlocking microhistorical studies to demonstrate the vitality and importance of bonds formed between British women in the long eighteenth century. She shows that while these alliances were central to women’s lives, they were also instrumental in building the British Atlantic world.

An Infinity of Nations

An Infinity of Nations Author Michael Witgen
ISBN-10 081224365X
Year 2012-01-06
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
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An Infinity of Nations explores the formation and development of a Native New World in North America. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, indigenous peoples controlled the vast majority of the continent while European colonies of the Atlantic World were largely confined to the eastern seaboard. To be sure, Native North America experienced far-reaching and radical change following contact with the peoples, things, and ideas that flowed inland following the creation of European colonies on North American soil. Most of the continent's indigenous peoples, however, were not conquered, assimilated, or even socially incorporated into the settlements and political regimes of this Atlantic New World. Instead, Native peoples forged a New World of their own. This history, the evolution of a distinctly Native New World, is a foundational story that remains largely untold in histories of early America. Through imaginative use of both Native language and European documents, historian Michael Witgen recreates the world of the indigenous peoples who ruled the western interior of North America. The Anishinaabe and Dakota peoples of the Great Lakes and Northern Great Plains dominated the politics and political economy of these interconnected regions, which were pivotal to the fur trade and the emergent world economy. Moving between cycles of alliance and competition, and between peace and violence, the Anishinaabeg and Dakota carved out a place for Native peoples in modern North America, ensuring not only that they would survive as independent and distinct Native peoples but also that they would be a part of the new community of nations who made the New World.

Blood Brotherhood and Other Rites of Male Alliance

Blood Brotherhood and Other Rites of Male Alliance Author Jack Donovan
ISBN-10 9780578030708
Year 2009-07
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Blood-brotherhoods and similar rites have been employed by men to mark friendships and alliances for thousands of years. Evidence of the practice can be found in the lore, literature and recorded history of most cultures-from Norse and Celtic mythologies to the tribes of Africa, Australia and the South Pacific, to the fiction of Jack London and Mark Twain. This survey of blood-brotherhood rites is a toolbox for the imagination, containing a wealth of research about blood-brotherhood myths and practices from a wide variety of cultures and time periods, including excerpted texts and original translations by Nathan F. Miller. This follow-up to Androphilia: A Manifesto also documents a unique, modern adaptation of this ancient ritual, performed to bond author Jack Donovan and his long time compadre.

Crucial Alliance

Crucial Alliance Author Calev Myers
ISBN-10 0692735690
Year 2016-08-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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The story of the Jewish people's miraculous journey from slavery to freedom inspired Black slaves before their liberation in America with hope for the future. And in the mid-20th Century, the American Jewish community made the largest contribution of finances and legal advocacy resources to the Civil Rights Movement in the historic battle against systemic racial discrimination in the United States. Since then, the historic partnership between African Americans and Jews has all but disintegrated. Both communities lost much from abandoning an alliance that was mutually beneficial. Again today, both communities have much to gain from rebuilding this crucial alliance.

Teaming with Nutrients

Teaming with Nutrients Author Jeff Lowenfels
ISBN-10 9781604695175
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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A 2014 Garden Writers Association Media Award Winner Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little or nothing about the nature of the nutrients and the mechanisms involved. In his trademark down-to-earth, style, Lowenfels explains the role of both macronutrients and micronutrients and shows gardeners how to provide these essentials through organic, easy-to-follow techniques. Along the way, Lowenfels gives the reader easy-to-grasp lessons in the biology, chemistry, and botany needed to understand how nutrients get into the plant and what they do once they’re inside.

A Bazaar Life

A Bazaar Life Author David Alliance
ISBN-10 9781849548786
Year 2015-02-05
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Biteback Publishing
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At the age of thirteen, David Alliance was taken out of school by his father and apprenticed into the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, where he learned the business skills that were to prove invaluable in one of the most successful business careers of modern times. In 1950, with just ?14 in his pocket, he arrived in Manchester in search of textile bargains, going hungry and sometimes forced to sleep on the street. Six years later, however, when he was still only twenty-four, he bought a loss-making textile mill, turned it around in six months and went on to build the biggest textile company in the Western world. At one stage his businesses, including his mail-order company, N Brown Group, employed more than 80,000 people. He did it through a mixture of incredibly hard work, creativity and nerve, and some of his takeovers, often of companies many times larger than his own, were breathtaking in their ingenuity. No obstacle was unscalable - his guiding principle all his life was that everything is achievable 'if you put your heart and soul into it'. Humble, charming and delightfully honest, Alliance's extraordinary rags-to-riches tale is not only that of a remarkable journey, but goes far beyond the world of business. Among many stories which have until now remained secret, Alliance tells of how he used the skills he learned in the bazaar to negotiate with the dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam to allow the Ethiopian Jews to be airlifted to Israel, his friendship with the Shah of Iran and the first-hand insight into the infamous Guinness affair. In A Bazaar Life, written with Ivan Fallon, he sets out the lessons he has learned in a long career, and the principles that have guided him. Young - and older - entrepreneurs can learn a lot from his story.

The Alliance

The Alliance Author Reid Hoffman
ISBN-10 9781625275790
Year 2014-07-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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A New York Times Bestseller Introducing the new, realistic loyalty pact between employer and employee. The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent. The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or as free agents. Think of them instead as allies. As a manager you want your employees to help transform the company for the future. And your employees want the company to help transform their careers for the long term. But this win-win scenario will happen only if both sides trust each other enough to commit to mutual investment and mutual benefit. Sadly, trust in the business world is hovering at an all-time low. We can rebuild that lost trust with straight talk that recognizes the realities of the modern economy. So, paradoxically, the alliance begins with managers acknowledging that great employees might leave the company, and with employees being honest about their own career aspirations. By putting this new alliance at the heart of your talent management strategy, you’ll not only bring back trust, you’ll be able to recruit and retain the entrepreneurial individuals you need to adapt to a fast-changing world. These individuals, flexible, creative, and with a bias toward action, thrive when they’re on a specific “tour of duty”—when they have a mission that’s mutually beneficial to employee and company that can be completed in a realistic period of time. Coauthored by the founder of LinkedIn, this bold but practical guide for managers and executives will give you the tools you need to recruit, manage, and retain the kind of employees who will make your company thrive in today’s world of constant innovation and fast-paced change.