In this comprehensive picture of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, Lewis Gann and Peter Duignan trace the formation of the colonial state that became Zaire, considering it in the light of colonial experience in other African territories. Whereas most studies have focused on the conquest and subjugation of the African population, this study probes the colonial apparatus itself, investigating the attitudes and behavior of the civil servants and soldiers who built the empire.Originally published in 1979.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Duignan, Peter J., Gann, Lewis H., 1924-, Gann, Lewis H., 1924- Hispanics in the United States., Gann, Lewis H., 1924-1997., Gann, Lewis H., 1924-1997. Hispanics in the United States., and Duignan, Peter J.
Duignan, Peter., Gann, Lewis H., 1924-, Gann, Lewis H., 1924-1997., and Duignan, Peter.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- United States., United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe., Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989-, Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1989-, Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1989-, Europe -- Defenses., Europe -- Politics and government -- 1945-, Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1945-, and Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Hispanic peoples are the fastest growing minority in the United States, yet the literature on Hispanics as a group is very sparse. This is the first large-scale survey to cover the history, politics, and culture of all major Hispanic groups (including Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Chicanos) in the United States. The authors begin by examining the Spanish legacy of the Southwest, the beginnings of large-scale Mexican immigration into the borderlands after the turn of the century, socioeconomic changes brought about by World War I, and changes in the demographic composition of the nation as a result of later immigration. They next discuss in detail the national debate over immigration, asking, for example, whether immigrants compete for jobs and social services, whether the Immigration and Naturalization Service is capable of handling the flow of immigrants, and whether employer sanctions are just. They also describe the immigrants themselves—their educational levels, occupational backgrounds, and experiences in adapting to life in the United States—stressing the difference between the various groups in these areas. Finally, Drs. Gann and Duignan look at Hispanic culture, including politics, education, sports, and social problems. This pioneering study argues that immigration is a positive experience for both the newcomers and the local communities into which they settle.
Duignan, Peter., Gann, Lewis H., 1924-, and Duignan, Peter.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- United States., United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe., Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989-, Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1989-, Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1989-, and Europe -- Defenses.