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Understanding Prosperity and Poverty: Geography, Institutions, and the Reversal of Fortune

Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James Robinson

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Geography and institutions are the two main contenders to explain the fundamental causes of cross-country differences in prosperity. The geography hypothesis — which has a large following both in the ... More


Colonialism, Inequality, and Long-Run Paths of Development

Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay explores the hypothesis that extreme differences in inequality across European colonies in the Americas gave rise to systematic differences in the ways institutions evolved, and in turn, ... More


An African Empire

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0033
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorial on European colonization of Africa, “An African Empire,” where Fortune predicted the creation of an “African Empire,” an “African Confederation, not unlike that of ... More


Canada and the Atlantic World: Migration from a Hemispheric Perspective, 1500–1800

José C. Moya

in Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060736
eISBN:
9780813050898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060736.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This essay examines the colonization of Canada in the context of the broader process of European overseas expansion and migration during the early modern period. In so doing, it entangles the ... More


The Nationalization of Africa

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0035
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents an address delivered by Fortune before the Congress on Africa, held under the auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary, December ... More


Colonialism and Modernity

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

in Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099371
eISBN:
9789882207660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099371.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the Western paintings and ruins in Macao. It begins by showing how the European colonisation used the A-Ma Temple. Visitors can find a number of paintings by Western artists, ... More


Postcolonial Legal Pluralism

Brian Z. Tamanaha

in Legal Pluralism Explained: History, Theory, Consequences

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190861551
eISBN:
9780190861599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190861551.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines European colonization, which created transplanted state legal systems alongside bodies of customary and religious law, and brought workers from outside in large numbers for ... More


Introduction

Robbie Ethridge

in From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834350
eISBN:
9781469603742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899335_ethridge.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book is about the history of the American South during the first 200 years of European colonization. It is a story about the collision of two asymmetrical worlds: the emerging modern world of ... More


Convergence

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces Sylvester Manor's history, revealing a complicated social setting that runs counter to traditional stories of colonial life. Drawing on Sylvester Manor's own archive, the colonial ... More


Atlantic Wars: From the Fifteenth Century to the Age of Revolution

Geoffrey Plank

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190860455
eISBN:
9780190860486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860455.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, World Early Modern History

Atlantic Wars explores how warfare shaped human experience around the Atlantic from the late Middle Ages until the nineteenth century. Military concerns and initiatives drove the development of ... More


Threads of Continuity: Cultural and Temporal Intersections across Nipmuc Homelands

D. Rae Gould, Holly Herbster, and Stephen A. Mrozowski

in Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration: Discovering Histories That Have Futures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066219
eISBN:
9780813065212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066219.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores the long presence of Nipmuc people such as the Wabbaquasset tribe in southern New England for millenia. It reaches back into the pre-contact period and acknowledges the culture ... More


Crossing the Atlantic

Karen Polinger Foster

in Strange and Wonderful: Exotic Flora and Fauna in Image and Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190672539
eISBN:
9780190672560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672539.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the existence of exotica in America. The flora and fauna of the Americas offered fresh scope for demonstrating the centrality of European culture. New species had to be ordered, ... More


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