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João de Oliveira’s Atlantic World: Mobility and Dislocation in Eighteenth-Century Brazil and the Bight of Benin

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020


...At nearly seventy years old, with a thick beard and white hair, richly dressed in a ruffled shirt, a waistcoat, pink pantaloons, a blue cloak, stockings and beaded Moroccan slippers, João de Oliveira returned to Salvador da Bahia...

Industrialization of the world, 1990 and onward

Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns is Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. A leading expert on world history, he has authored and edited numerous acclaimed books, including The Encyclopedia of World History (2001), Globalization in World History (2009) and World Civilizations: The Global Experience (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Debating the Industrial Revolution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015


...After the Pacific Rim industrializations began, a few decades passed before there were further major breakthroughs. Many observers worried that global economic inequality was increasing, because of the gap between the advanced industrial...