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Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union

Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union

Felix Wemheuer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300195811
eISBN:
9780300206784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195811.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide died in China and the Soviet Union. This book analyzes the historical and political roots of these socialist-era famines, in ... More

Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Robert Harms, Bernard K Freamon, and David W. Blight (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Although a vast amount of historical scholarship has been devoted to the decline of the Atlantic slave trade and the demise of slavery in the New World during the nineteenth century, much less ... More

The Power of KnowledgeHow Information and Technology Made the Modern World

The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Jeremy Black

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into ... More

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