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Apocalypto [Dec. 26th, 2006|05:54 pm]
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So whose seen Apocalypto?  What'd you think?

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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2006|06:28 pm]
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Hi! Does anybody know where can I find a review on Niall Ferguson`s Empire? I desperately need it.
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(no subject) [Nov. 11th, 2006|11:00 am]
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[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |Saetia - The poet you never were]

I'm writing a paper for my Early Modern Europe class...and of course, I've chosen a topic about colonialism.  I'm writing on either:  a)  The affects of European domestic animals on indigenous popualtions, or b) Indigenous resitence to acculturation.  In my research I've come accross the Arucanians of Chile.  What an interesting group of people!  After killing and eating Valdivia, the conquestador associated with this area, they adopted European guns and horses and mustered one of the most successful indigenous resistences in Latin America. 
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greetings, fellow history fans! [Nov. 10th, 2006|01:43 pm]
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I am intrigued by the focus of this community. I enjoy the history of exploration, and colonialism really springs from that. The adventures of the explorers and pioneers (colonists) excite me, while at the same time I am saddened by the brutality of the colonists (collectively, militarily) and their empires.
I do not think that the Europeans were necessarily evil for doing what they did. I believe that they were very human, and we humans did (and continue to do) horrible things to one another.
I just finished Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower. Awesome book! Oh, and I love Olaudah Equiano's An Interesting Narrative.
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(no subject) [Nov. 10th, 2006|10:39 am]
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I was wondering what y'all think we could do to improve this group. Do you think we should revise the interests to make them more broad, or should we make them more specific; since this is a more topically focused group? Should there be posting rules or anything of that sort(there probably will be eventually anyway as this group gets larger)? If so, what rules should there be?
Anyway, any feedback would be good, you don't necessarily have to answer any of these questions. Any feedback about the group in general would be good.

My name's Andrew; I'm the moderator here (obviously). I'm a history/sociology major at Southwestern University in Texas; it's my first year in college, and this is one of the topics I find most interesting in history. I think it's great that there are like-minded people here. Also, if you have any friends who might be interested, get them to join.

Take care.
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(no subject) [Nov. 6th, 2006|12:33 am]
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Hi! I would like to express my gratitude to the creators of this comminity. That is exactly what i am interested in! My name is Dmitri. I am interested in Russian and British empires and colonization of remote regions of Siberia. Every empire had its own distinct features and consequences, but Russian empire is unique and, from my subjective and biassed point of view, was the greatest empire in the world because of limited amount of classical sins of Western colonization.
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Columbus day [Oct. 3rd, 2006|11:26 pm]
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[mood |annoyedannoyed]
[music |Massive Attack - Future Proof]

How do you feel about images like this?

Do you think Colombus was as noble as he's portrayed in that picture?  

I sure as hell don't.   In fact, images like this piss me right off.  And to think this is the crap we are teaching our elementary-school children.  
To add insult to injury, we still celebrate "Colombus Day."  Great.  The day that signifies the beginning of an era of murder and abuse that has lasted until the present day.  Definately an occasion to break out the fireworks...
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colonial curiosity [Oct. 2nd, 2006|08:32 pm]
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[mood |interested]
[music |massive attack- teardrops]

This is such an odd coincidence because I just had an exam on Colonial America today!

so, in the spirit of the subject:

out of curiosity, what do you all think was the main contributing factor towards the separation of colonial america from britain?
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