New PDF release: The Martin Duberman Reader

By Martin Duberman

ISBN-10: 1595588906

ISBN-13: 9781595588906

For the prior fifty years, prize-winning historian Martin Duberman’s groundbreaking writings have tested him as one in all our preeminent public intellectuals. founding father of the 1st graduate software in LGBT experiences within the state, he's probably top recognized for his biographies of Paul Robeson, Lincoln Kirstein, and Howard Zinn—works which were hailed as “magnificent” (USA Today), “enthralling” (The Washington Post), “splendid” and “definitive” (Studs Terkel, Chicago Sun-Times), and “refreshing and inspiring” (The ny Times).Duberman is additionally an both proficient playwright and essayist, whose piercingly sincere memoirs treatments and Midlife Queer were referred to as “witty and searingly candid” (Publishers Weekly), “wrenchingly eloquent” (Newsday), and “a relocating chronicle” (The Nation). His writings have explored the...

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In 1773, the Government of the Cape Colony proclaimed Dutch authority over today’s L€uderitz, Halifax Island, and Walvis Bay. 32 In 1878, the British took further land around Walvis Bay and, in 1884, incorporated the area into the Cape of Good Hope. Subsequently, Germany took control, although Walvis Bay and some islands off the coast remained part of the Cape of Good Hope and were not given to Namibia until the 1990s. Even before Germany annexed the territory, German interest in the area took on various guises.

18 These riches have made Namibia attractive to many, so much so that is has led to conflict, oppression, and dispossession. Land is a critical and ongoing issue for Namibians, as the vast majority depend on it for income, either through subsistence or commercial farming, mining, or wildlife tourism. 23 As the Owambo constitute half the population (with no other minority group exceeding ten percent) they dominate the political landscape. 25 In turn, Otjiherero speakers’ annual income averages double those of Oshiwambo speakers.

62 For Malcolm Shaw and others, these protection treaties effectively recognize the international legal personality of both the leader and the people; these agreements constitute acknowledgment that such a people were a part of the community of nations. 63 Part of the disagreement on the international status of African states or nations revolves around the question of what constituted a state, and which elements made up such a determination. In this regard, Wallace-Bruce notes that until the twentieth century there were no clearly defined rules that determined when statehood had accrued and that in fact ‘‘a number of well-organized political units were in existence in Africa’’ in pre-colonial times.

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