What is it about, empirically? (What is being studied as the object?) The book was formulated using an argumentative approach that primarily focuses on the racial ideology that cemented Asian stereotypes in American culture. In addition, the author effectively utilizes different sociopolitical epochs ranging from the conclusion of the second world war to the Reagan-Bush administration era in order to accurately contextualize the racial category many Asians were forced to occupy in American Society. With that in mind, the scale of the argument put forth by the author is limited in it’s applicability because it focuses on the social condition that prevailed during that time in American culture.
Lane illustrates this purpose by surveying piracy in the Americas from 1500 to 1750 and through his placement of piracy in a world-historical perspective. Pillaging the Empire is paramount to the study of Atlantic world history as Lane provides an overview of maritime predation in the Americas in the early modern era, while placing piracy in the America’s in a world-historical perspective as well as proving that pirates were motivated by pecuniary motives which is an important lesson for the study of the history of piracy. Pillaging the Empire is a synthesis of secondary sources on piracy in the Americas in the early modern era. Lane does not use many primary sources in formulating his synthesis and argument.
In addition, race and class relations also contributed to the emergence of antihaitianismo ideologies across the Dominican state. The Dominican elites undertook efforts to impose their respective ideologies over the alternative and competing popular ideals of Dominican nationhood. The Spanish colonial regime played the first role in the establishment and reproduction of racism and other prejudices that were directed against specific racial and colored groups such as the Taino Indians and subsequent populations of Mestizos, and against blacks and mulattos. Additionally, the presence of socioeconomic differentiation that manifested alongside racial and color related prejudices took place upon the establishment of the Haitian republic in the year 1804.
For Better or For Worst They Were Here to Stay Throughout history colonization has impacted countries, homes, and cultures. Through blunt force and aggression colonizers have conquered and occupied many countries. These same oppressors take the lives of what many cherish and believe in to make it a value of sort, making the natives of these countries change the way they view their homes. A primal example would be Christopher Columbus; he “discovered” the new world and called it his own. Many other countries will continue to do so for many years after him.
The book Guerrillas by Dirk Kruijt documents the history in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua guerrilla movements that developed between the 1950s and the 1970s, providing information that allows the reader to encounter the similarities of these movements, but also the differential factors that altered the development of each movements in the mentioned countries. The book, then, illustrates the trajectories of El Salvador’s Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN); the Guatemala’s Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URGN), and Nicaragua’s Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN). By doing so, the author makes important points about the initial movements, their strategies, the organizing process and the many challenges they faced in order to constitute and achieve their goals. These movements’
This book is centered on America’s colonization and as a result, the beginning chapters involve the relations colonists had with the indigenous people of America. As stated by the text, “Still, much is known about the Indians of New York. Two distinct groups emerged historically after the first millennium AD…” (10). This statement helps illustrate that there is a lot of information regarding the Native Americans within the novel and the world. By reading this text, one is able to receive an in-depth analysis of the struggles many Native American tribes faced alongside the coming of colonists.
The Eurocentric views of whiteness being directly correlated to superiority and civilization was used a tool to exploit native peoples while legalizing entitlement to lands that have already been discovered (Miller, 2010, p.87). The process of land dispossession had a profound negative impact on Native peoples. Their identity became outlined by colonial institutions rather than from their own definition. The conflicting methods of defining identity is integral to Kauanui’s Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity. In her work, she describes how indigenous Hawaiians themselves have historically determined their identity through genealogy and a system of common descent.
The Caribbean is a place where most of the countries share the history. It is a history that is deeply embedded with loss and struggle. Over the course of history, the Caribbean has been through a lot of stages from slavery, colonialism come right down to independence and post-independence. With slavery, the blacks were introduced, then we have the Europeans and of course the Indians came with the indenture ship program. Since the Caribbean has such a diverse array of cultures and ethnic groups, it is expected that these groups will leave their own impact on the society as a whole.
Anne Orthwood’s Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia by John Ruston Pagan highlights the paradoxical nature of life in the colonial times and how it aided the creation of American law. The four cases that resulted from the fornication between Anne Orthwood and John Kendall gave present historians a vivid image of how English settlers modified English traditions and began to create customs of their own. Furthermore, it was able to reveal some of the cultural, economical and political values in the colony of Virginia such as tobacco and unfree labor. They helped reveal the reasons why legal systems were created in the first place by documenting the prolongation of social order as well as the preservation of self interest. Anne Orthwood’s Bastard
Ethnoracial equality is a concept that is being explored in the book as it explores the struggle in the United States to accept the incorporation of historically disadvantaged immigrant groups. The future of their incorporation is dependent on their representation and participation in relation to their coalition building in the fight for ethnoracial incorporation. The book examines post-1965 immigration and the ways immigration has evolved the demographics of the United States. The book primarily focuses on the recent immigration of minorities and their political incorporation as well as their history of racial segregation in conjunction with ethnoracial politics. The book provides a clear discussion of immigration, race, and ethnicity.
The purpose of this investigation is to determine what the principal cause was for implementing the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 and analyze what the cause reveals about Americans during the 1930s. The main body of the evidence will investigate the events leading up to the creation of the act and the societal bias’ that influenced the implementation of the tax act, particularly against Mexican immigrants. Evidence will include the Marihuana Tax Act, witness testimonies, and secondary sources such as historical accounts of the time period. The investigation will focus on events that directly impacted the implementation of the tax act from the years 1910-1937. This investigation will give a view into the bias of Americans in the past and can also
After reading the book, “Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror” by Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin, they discuss what they feel are the four “sociohistorical processes (Bosworth, Flavin: 2)” of social control, these being colonialism, slavery, immigration, and globalization. The authors separate each of these into their own chapter for a certain reason, to show the treatment of colonized people. The book focuses on how “colonialism, like each of the factors that underpin this collection, operates both structurally…and ideologically through culture, and the construction of the imaginary. (Bosworth, Flavin: 3).” Stepping back to the days of slavery, race has been the worldwide pyramid of power, in which white/Caucasian
He offers us the models to illustrate British colonization in North America and its impact on the formation of culture and society. He has argued that the conventional model selected by historians to describe change in all other early British colonies or more specifically “The New England Declension Model” is indecorous. Instead, societies that first settled in The Atlantic island, The West Indies, The Middle colonies, Ireland and The Lower South followed a pattern first used in the Chesapeake. This pattern has involved a process in which the new societies slowly developed into deep embellished cultural entities, each of which had its own discrete features. He also stresses that the protruding features of the emerging American culture are not found primarily in “New England Puritanism” but in “widely manifested configurations of sociocultural behavior exhibited throughout British North America, including New