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Guyana: From Slavery to the Present

By Ramesh Gampat
  • ISBN Code: : 1503546322
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 618
  • Category : History
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It is common knowledge that slavery and indenture were characterized by long hours of physical labor, restriction of movement and other basic human freedoms, and severe punishment for violations of draconian labor laws. Less well known is the fact that nutrition was very deficient and a range of infectious diseases maimed, debilitated and killed on a large scale. In trying to narrow the knowledge gap with respect to Guyana, Ramesh Gampat shows that extremely poor sanitary conditions, awful hygiene and malnutrition hastened widespread infections and created a vicious cycle. The British protected its own soldiers, officials and colonists by establishing a medical enclave that lasted until Emancipation in 1838. Former slaves were then “quarantined” to neglected and decaying villages and Indians to plantations. Concern with health conditions appeared only during periods of epidemics and even then it was essentially for the protection of Europeans. Colonial medicine opened the way for stereotyping, labeling, racialization of disease, neutralization of potential leaders in the struggle for justice, and crystallization of the view that Europeans were superior to Blacks and Indians. Shorter stature and shorter life expectancy are good indications that slaves and indentured immigrants fared considerably less well than Europeans. Several infectious diseases sickened and fell Blacks and Indians, including malaria and undefined fevers, pneumonia and bronchitis, diarrhea and enteritis, tuberculosis, pneumonia and hookworm. The conquest of malaria in the early 1950s accelerated the epidemiological transition from communicable to chronic noncommunicable diseases, and today NCDs account for some three-quarters of all deaths in Guyana. Malaria has reemerged, fueled by a gold boom that consumes huge amounts of mercury. The potentially adverse public health consequences of this relatively new dynamic, the combined trio, have been neglected.

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The fourth incredible installment of the Science Fiction Archive, edited by the time-traveling genius Rey Bertran! Featuring: Proof of the Pudding, by Robert Sheckley Where the World is Quiet, by C.H. Liddell Business for the Lawyers, by Ralph Robin The Observers, by G.L. Vandenburg Infinite Intruder, by Alan Nourse Where the PHPH Pebbles Go, by Miriam Allen DeFord The Snare, by Richard Smith X Marks the Pedwalk, by Fritz Leiber Education of a Martian, by Joseph Shallit The Light on Precipice Peak, by Stephen Tall Not Fit for Children, by Evelyn E. Smith Thin Edge, by Johnathan Blake Mackenzie Where There's Hope, by Jerome Bixby Mars Confidential, By Jack Lait & Lee Mortimer What Do You Read?, by Boyd Ellanby The Moons of Mars, by Dean Evans Fee of the Frontier, by H.B. Fyfe Sweet Tooth, by Robert Young The Highest Mountain, by Bryce Walton Half Past Alligator, by Donald Colvin The Rag and Bone Men, by Algis Budrys

The Ancestry of Regional Spatial Planning

By Louis C. Wassenhoven
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319969951
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 168
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Book Short Summary:

This book is not a historical or archaeological treatise, but rather a study in which the author looks at the past, not as a historian, but as a planner who has the ambition to unravel the early manifestations of his discipline; a discipline which did not exist as such in remote periods, but the ingredients of which were nevertheless present. The author has observed the past equipped with knowledge and understanding of what regional planning was in the second half of the twentieth century and still is. He stands in the period of the first decades after the Second World War, which were the formative years of regional planning, and looks back at bygone ages. He discusses ideas and literature from the immediate post-war period in order to examine the ancestry of regional planning through their lens. The book will attract a broad range of readers because of its approach and its wide coverage of historical periods and world regions. Although Europe is the main focus, the book contains material on all continents and all periods, the ancient world, the medieval age and the modern era. The history of Urban Planning is taught and researched widely, but the history, or pre-history, before the twentieth century, of Regional Spatial Planning is not. This book will fill that vacuum.

Slavery and Historical Capitalism during the Nineteenth Century

By Dale Tomich
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498565840
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Members : 899
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Book Short Summary:

This collection examines slavery and its relationship to international capital during the nineteenth century. With thematic chapters and case studies written by an international array of contributors, this volume analyzes the historiography of Atlantic slavery and investigates the slave economies of the US South, Cuba, and Brazil.

Mining in the Americas

By Helmut Waszkis
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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Book Code : 1845699084
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 302
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Book Short Summary:

Twenty years of work went into the writing of this: the first book to cover the history of mines and mining in North and South America. The text is enlivened by sketches of many miners the author got to know over the decades.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2017

By Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349683981
  • Total of Pages : 1529
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: the-statesman-s-yearbook-2017.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in its 153rd edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: www.statesmansyearbook.com.

Spain, Portugal and the Atlantic Frontier of Medieval Europe

By José-Juan López-Portillo
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351898787
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : History
  • Members : 957
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Book Short Summary:

As seen from the perspective of 1492, the medieval expansion of Latin Europe was nowhere as dramatic or enduring as in the Iberian Peninsula and the Atlantic. Its Christian kingdoms continued their advance against Al-Andalus up to 1492, whereas territorial expansion elsewhere against the Muslim world had either ceased or subsided by the late 13th century. Castile and Portugal also transformed the Atlantic Ocean from the inaccessible dead-end of Eurasia into the most promising avenue for European expansion for the first time in history. The articles collected in this volume explore the causes and the nature of this expansion, from a variety of historical traditions. They investigate the extent to which the ’transference’ of Mediterranean traditions aided this process; the characteristics of Iberian conflict that eventually led to the success of its Christian kingdoms; and the motives for launching, and techniques for running, the first European ’overseas empires’ in the unfolding Atlantic frontier. In the process they illuminate the new identities and cultural interactions that this expansion produced in its wake, while the new introduction sets them in the broader context.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2010

By B. Turner
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349586323
  • Total of Pages : 1608
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 167
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Book Short Summary:

'the most convenient and reliable starting point for information on public affairs' - George J. Mitchell, US Senator. Each copy comes with FREE online access to www.statesmansyearbook.com . Site license upgrades are also available for libraries who wish to network the data. New this year: a chronology of the 'credit crunch.'

The Statesman's Yearbook 2011

By B. Turner
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349586358
  • Total of Pages : 1608
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 178
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Book Short Summary:

Now in its 147th edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is an essential resource.