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.

The State of Jones

The State of Jones Author Sally Jenkins
ISBN-10 9780385530323
Year 2009-06-23
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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New York Times bestselling author Sally Jenkins and distinguished Harvard professor John Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this surprising account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy. The State of Jones is a true story about the South during the Civil War—the real South. Not the South that has been mythologized in novels and movies, but an authentic, hardscrabble place where poor men were forced to fight a rich man’s war for slavery and cotton. In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight’s life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South—and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union. This riveting investigative account takes us inside the battle of Corinth, where thousands lost their lives over less than a quarter mile of land, and to the dreadful siege of Vicksburg, presenting a gritty picture of a war in which generals sacrificed thousands through their arrogance and ignorance. Off the battlefield, the Newton Knight story is rich in drama as well. He was a man with two loves: his wife, who was forced to flee her home simply to survive, and an ex-slave named Rachel, who, in effect, became his second wife. It was Rachel who cared for Knight during the war when he was hunted by the Confederates, and, later, when members of the Knight clan sought revenge for the disgrace he had brought upon the family name. Working hand in hand with John Stauffer, distinguished chair and professor of the History of American Civilization at Harvard University, Sally Jenkins has made the leap from preeminent sportswriter to a historical writer endowed with the accuracy, drive, and passion of Doris Kearns Goodwin. The result is Civil War history at its finest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

The Origins of the Grand Alliance

The Origins of the Grand Alliance Author William T. Johnsen
ISBN-10 9780813168364
Year 2016-07-28
Pages 438
Language en
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
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On December 12, 1937, Japanese aircraft sank the American gunboat Panay, which was anchored in the Yangtze River outside Nanjing, China. Although the Japanese apologized, the attack turned American public opinion against Japan, and President Roosevelt dispatched Captain Royal Ingersoll to London to begin conversations with the British admiralty about Japanese aggression in the Far East. While few Americans remember the Panay Incident, it established the first links in the chain of Anglo-American military collaboration that eventually triumphed in World War II. In The Origins of the Grand Alliance, William T. Johnsen provides the first comprehensive analysis of military collaboration between the United States and Great Britain before the Second World War. He sets the stage by examining Anglo-French and Anglo-American coalition military planning from 1900 through World War I and the interwar years. Johnsen also considers the formulation of policy and grand strategy, operational planning, and the creation of the command structure and channels of communication. He addresses vitally important logistical and materiel issues, particularly the difficulties of war production. Military conflicts in the early twenty-first century continue to underscore the increasing importance of coalition warfare for historian and soldier alike. Drawn from extensive sources and private papers held in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, Johnsen's exhaustively researched study refutes the idea that America was the naive junior partner in the coalition and casts new light on the US-UK "special relationship."

Fatal Thunder

Fatal Thunder Author Larry Bond
ISBN-10 9781466863040
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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Jerry Mitchell returns in Fatal Thunder, a gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Larry Bond India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched to “remove the threat of terrorism, once and for all.” Without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, a small but powerful group of senior military officers and civilian security officials have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War. The conspirators’ planned attack will leave Pakistan largely undefended, ensuring the success of India’s military campaign. To conceal the origins of the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads and torpedos from a renegade Russian arms merchant, which will be delivered covertly by INS Chakra. Girish Samant, until recently the captain of Chakra, discovers hints of the far-reaching conspiracy and seeks aid from an old enemy, the only person he can trust: skipper of the USS North Dakota, Jerry Mitchell. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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"--

Home Rule

Home Rule Author Honor Sachs
ISBN-10 9780300216530
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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On America’s western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, western lawmakers championed ideas about whiteness, manhood, and patriarchal authority to help stabilize a politically fractious frontier. Honor Sachs combines rigorous scholarship with an engaging narrative to examine how conditions in Kentucky facilitated the expansion of rights for white men in ways that would become a model for citizenship in the country as a whole. Endorsed by many prominent western historians, this groundbreaking work is a major contribution to frontier scholarship.