Author: Harry Kelsey
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2003
In this riveting book, Kelsey, biographer of Sir Francis Drake, tells the story of Drake's cousin Hawkins, who was a successful seaman and played a pivotal role in the history of England and the emergence of the global slave trade. 23 illustrations.
Author: Eugene Rasor
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2009-04-17
This remarkable work is a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of the most important scholarly and printed materials about the naval and maritime history of England and Great Britain from the earliest times to 1815. More than 4,000 popular, standard and official histories, important articles in journals and periodicals, anthologies, conference, symposium and seminar papers, guides, documents and doctoral theses are covered so that the emphasis is the broadest possible. But the work is far, far more than a listing. The works are all evaluated, assessed and analysed and then integrated into an historical narrative that makes the book a hugely useful reference work for student, scholar, and enthusiast alike. It is divided into twenty-one chapters which cover resource centres, significant naval writers, pre-eminent and general histories, the chronological periods from Julius Caesar through the Vikings, Tudors and Stuarts to Nelson and Bligh, major naval personalities, warships, piracy, strategy and tactics, exploration, discovery and navigation, archaeology and even naval fiction. Quite simply, no-one with an interest and enthusiasm for naval history can afford to be without this book at their side.
Author: D. M. Loades
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release Date: 2000
"Charting these developments, and the very origins of Empire, this book emphasises the increasing role of government; first in developing the navy, and then in deploying it to support commercial aggression. It is an important contribution to the imperial and naval history of Early Modern Britain."--BOOK JACKET.
A powerful, terrible family stigma is passed down from John Dancer, the Allies' insider during the Russian Revolution and CIA patriarch, to his son, Allen, who taps the Kremlin, and to his grandson, Jessie, CIA veteran of Vietnam and espionage's victim
Author: D. M. Loades
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
Release Date: 2003
"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.
Author: Richard Paul Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation
THE SECOND DYNASTY explores how the bold initiatives in the 1920s led Middletown, Ohio's high school basketball team to its first state title in 1944, launching an unparalleled dynasty that lasted for sixteen years; ten Final Fours, seven state championships, two national titles, and an unmatched seventy-six-game win streak . And analyses what made the wheels come off.
Author: Nick Hazlewood
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: 2004-11-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Throughout history, blame for the introduction of slavery to America has been squarely placed upon the male slave traders who ravaged African villages, the merchants who auctioned off humans as if they were cattle, and the male slave owners who ruthlessly beat both the spirits and the bodies of their helpless victims. There is, however, above all these men, another person who has seemingly been able to avoid the blame that is due her. The origins of the English slave trade -- the result of which is often described as America's shame -- can actually be traced back to a woman, England's Queen Elizabeth I. In The Queen's Slave Trader, historian Nick Hazlewood examines one of the roots of slavery that until now has been overlooked. It was not just the money-hungry Dutch businessmen who traded lives for gold, forever changing the course of American and world history, but the Virgin Queen, praised for her love of music, art, and literature, who put hundreds of African men, women, and children onto American soil. During the 1560s, on direct orders from Her Majesty, John Hawkyns set sail from England. His destination: West Africa. His mission: to capture humans. At the time, Elizabeth was encouraging a Renaissance in her kingdom. Yet, being the intelligent monarch that she was, the queen knew her country's economy could not finance the dreams she had for it. An early entrepreneur, she saw an open market before her and sent one of her most trusted naval commanders, Hawkyns, to ensure a steady stream of wealth to sustain all the beauty that was her passion. Like his fellow Englishmen, Hawkyns believed the African people's dark skin stood for evil, filth, barbarity -- the complete opposite of the English notion of beauty, a lily white complexion and a virtuous soul, as exemplified by the queen. To him it was simple. If the white English were civilized and pure, the dark Africans must be savage. It was a moral license for Hawkyns to capture Africans. After landing on the African coast, he used a series of brutal raids, violent beatings, and sheer terror to load his ships. The reward for those who survived the attacks: seven weeks chained together in a space not meant for human beings, smallpox and measles, dehydration and malnourishment. Hawkyns realized the cruelty inflicted on these people, and he hoped they would survive. After all, a dead African was a dent in his profit margin. John Hawkyns was the first English slave trader, and his actions and attitudes toward his cargo set the precedent for how those following him, over the next two hundred years, would act. To fully understand the mind-set of the men who made their living trafficking human souls, one needs to look at the man who began it all -- and the woman behind him.