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Late Victorian holocausts El Niño famines and the making of the third world

Examining aseries of El NiNo-induced droughts and the famines that they spawnedaround the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Mike Davisdiscloses the intimate, baleful relationship between imperial arroganceand natural incident that combined to produce some of the worsttragedies in human history. Late Victorian Holocaustsfocuses on three zones of drought and subsequent famine: India,Northern China; and Northeastern Brazil. All were affected by the sameglobal climatic factors that caused massive crop failures, and allexperienced brutal famines that decimated local populations. But theeffects of drought were magnified in each case because of singularlydestructive policies promulgated by different ruling elites. Davisargues that the seeds of underdevelopment in what later became known asthe Third World were sown in this era of High Imperialism, as the pricefor capitalist modernization was paid in the currency of millions ofpeasants' lives.

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  • "Examining aseries of El NiNo-induced droughts and the famines that they spawnedaround the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Mike Davisdiscloses the intimate, baleful relationship between imperial arroganceand natural incident that combined to produce some of the worsttragedies in human history. Late Victorian Holocaustsfocuses on three zones of drought and subsequent famine: India,Northern China; and Northeastern Brazil. All were affected by the sameglobal climatic factors that caused massive crop failures, and allexperienced brutal famines that decimated local populations. But theeffects of drought were magnified in each case because of singularlydestructive policies promulgated by different ruling elites. Davisargues that the seeds of underdevelopment in what later became known asthe Third World were sown in this era of High Imperialism, as the pricefor capitalist modernization was paid in the currency of millions ofpeasants' lives."@en
  • "Examining a series of droughts and the famines that they spawned in the last third of the 19th century, this text analyses this human tragedy. It covers its global history and lasting impacts on world economic development."

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  • "Holocaustos coloniais"@pt
  • "Late Victorian holocausts El Niño famines and the making of the third world"
  • "Late Victorian holocausts El Niño famines and the making of the third world"@en
  • "Late Victorian holocausts : El Nineo famines and the making of the third world"@en
  • "Late Victorian holocausts : El Niño famines and the making of the third world"
  • "Late Victorian holocausts : El Niño famines and the making of the third world"@en
  • "Late Victorian holocausts : El Niño famines and the making of the Third World"@en
  • "Late Victorian holocausts : El Niño famines and the making of the Third World"
  • "Génocides tropicaux : catastrophes naturelles et famines coloniales (1870-1900) : aux origines du sous-dévelopement"
  • "Génocides tropicaux : catastrophes naturelles et famines coloniales, 1870-1900 : aux origines du sous-développement"
  • "Late Victorian Holocausts : El Nino famines and the making of the Third World"@en
  • "Late Victorian Holocaust : El Nino famines and the making of the Third World"
  • "Late victorian holocausts : el nino famines and the making of third world"
  • "Üzerinde güneş batmayan katliam : El Nino kıtlıkları ve üçüncü dünyanın açlıkla inşası"@tr
  • "Late Victorian holocausts : el Niño famines and the making of the third world"