Seeds of Empire

Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850

Author: Andrew J. Torget

Publisher: UNC Press Books

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Category: History

Page: 368

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By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas. In response, Mexico threw open its northern territories to American farmers in hopes that cotton could bring prosperity to the region. Thousands of Anglo-Americans poured into Texas, but their insistence that slavery accompany them sparked pitched battles across Mexico. An extraordinary alliance of Anglos and Mexicans in Texas came together to defend slavery against abolitionists in the Mexican government, beginning a series of fights that culminated in the Texas Revolution. In the aftermath, Anglo-Americans rebuilt the Texas borderlands into the most unlikely creation: the first fully committed slaveholders' republic in North America. Seeds of Empire tells the remarkable story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s.

المنطق السليم

Author: توماس بين

Publisher: ktab INC.

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

View: 575

لعل الاراء الواردة فى الصفحات التالية لت تؤلف " بعد " بما يكفى لتحوز تأييدا عاما : فاعتياد عد اعتبار شئ ما " خاطئاً" وقتا طويلا يعطيه مظهرا زائفا من " الصحة " ويثير فى بداية الامر احتجاجا شديدا دفاعا عن الاعاف والعادات . ولكن سرعات ما تهدأ الجبلة اذ الوقت كفيل بأن يهدى الى الصواب اناسا اكثر ممن يهديهم العقل .

Teresa Batista

Home from the wars [Arabic edition] /Jorge Amado

Author: Jorge Amado

Publisher: ناشرون الدار العربية للعلوم

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 471

View: 463

تلك العتمة الباهرة

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Publisher:

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Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 223

View: 144

I 1973 bliver 58 unge marokkanske mænd levende begravet i to underjordiske betonrum, Tazmamart; 18 år efter fortæller Aziz, een af de få overlevende, sin historie til forfatteren

رواية مع كوكايين

Author: M. Agi︠e︡ev

Publisher:

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Category: Drug abuse

Page: 223

View: 815

Struggling with the confusion and insecurities that adolescence brings, Vadim seeks an outlet for his frustration. Following unfulfilling attempts at classroom rebellion, filial disobedience, and teenage sex, he is drawn further and further into the world of illicit drugs. As his desire to experiment with narcotics grows stronger, so too do his feelings of worthlessness and isolation; and his ultimate physical surrender to cocaine mirrors his nation's psychological capitulation to a world where morals no longer apply.