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Engines of Empire

Author : Douglas R. Burgess Jr.
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In 1859, the S.S. Great Eastern departed from England on her maiden voyage. She was a remarkable wonder of the nineteenth century: an iron city longer than Trafalgar Square, taller than Big Ben's tower, heavier than Westminster Cathedral. Her paddles were the size of Ferris wheels; her decks could hold four thousand passengers bound for America, or ten thousand troops bound for the Raj. Yet she ended her days as a floating carnival before being unceremoniously dismantled in 1889. Steamships like the Great Eastern occupied a singular place in the Victorian mind. Crossing oceans, ferrying tourists and troops alike, they became emblems of nationalism, modernity, and humankind's triumph over the cruel elements. Throughout the nineteenth century, the spectacle of a ship's launch was one of the most recognizable symbols of British social and technological progress. Yet this celebration of the power of the empire masked overconfidence and an almost religious veneration of technology. Equating steam with civilization had catastrophic consequences for subjugated peoples around the world. Engines of Empire tells the story of the complex relationship between Victorians and their wondrous steamships, following famous travelers like Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Jules Verne as well as ordinary spectators, tourists, and imperial administrators as they crossed oceans bound for the colonies. Rich with anecdotes and wry humor, it is a fascinating glimpse into a world where an empire felt powerful and anything seemed possible—if there was an engine behind it.

Economy of the British Empire

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Engines of Empire

Author : Joseph Norbert Frans Marie à Campo
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Empire s Tracks

Author : Manu Karuka
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Empire’s Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.

Outline Evolution of Empire and Prophecy

Author : Joseph S. Brewster
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History of the Romans Under the Empire

Author : Charles Merivale
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The Indian Empire Royal Book

Author : British People Book Company
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The March of Empire Through Three Decades

Author : Mallie Stafford
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The History of the Romans Under the Empire by Charles Merivale

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The Provinces of the Roman Empire from Caesar to Diocletian

Author : Theodor Mommsen
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History of the Byzantine Empire

Author : George Finlay
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History of the Byzantine Empire from DCCXVI to MLVII

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The History of Civilization from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution

Author : Guizot (M., François)
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History of the Ottoman Empire

Author : Samuel Jacob
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A History of Greece The Byzantine empire pt I A D 716 1057

Author : George Finlay
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A History of Greece The Byzantine empire pt 1 A D 716 1057

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Powering Empire

Author : On Barak
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The Age of Empire was driven by coal, and the Middle East—as an idea—was made by coal. Coal’s imperial infrastructure presaged the geopolitics of oil that wreaks carnage today, as carbonization threatens our very climate. Powering Empire argues that we cannot promote worldwide decarbonization without first understanding the history of the globalization of carbon energy. How did this black rock come to have such long-lasting power over the world economy? Focusing on the flow of British carbon energy to the Middle East, On Barak excavates the historic nexus between coal and empire to reveal the political and military motives behind what is conventionally seen as a technological innovation. He provocatively recounts the carbon-intensive entanglements of Western and non-Western powers and reveals unfamiliar resources—such as Islamic risk-aversion and Gandhian vegetarianism—for a climate justice that relies on more diverse and ethical solutions worldwide.

History of the Mahometan Empire in Spain Containing a General History of the Arabs Their Institutions Conquests to the Expulsion of the Moors etc

Author : James Cavanah Murphy
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A History of the Later Roman Empire from Arcadius to Irene 395 A D to 800 A D

Author : John Bagnell Bury
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The Byzantine empire pt 1 A D 716 1057

Author : George Finlay
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