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Thomas M. Leonard's Encyclopedia of the Developing World PDF

By Thomas M. Leonard

ISBN-10: 0203943376

ISBN-13: 9780203943373

ISBN-10: 1579583881

ISBN-13: 9781579583880

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The Encyclopedia of the constructing World is a accomplished paintings at the old and present prestige of constructing nations. Containing greater than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses basically the years because 1945 and defines improvement widely, addressing not just economics but in addition civil society and social development. Entries hide crucial theories and measurements of improvement; relate old occasions, hobbies, and ideas to improvement either across the world and domestically the place appropriate; study the contributions of an important folks and companies; and element the development made inside of geographic areas and by means of person nations.

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Omar, Kabbaj. The Challenge of African Development. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. White, John. Regional Development Banks: The Asian, African, and Inter-American Development Banks. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1972. AFRICAN DIASPORA The African Diaspora refers to the dispersion of peoples of African descent beyond their homelands on the continent of Africa to other parts of the world. Since human life began in Africa, in one sense the population of the world represents an ancient diaspora.

Wright, John. Environmental Chemistry. New York: Routledge, 2003. AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia of over 652,000 square miles in area and a population of about 28 million, including several million refugees in neighboring countries. It is one of the world’s most ancient inhabited areas, the site of Stone Age cultures and some of the planet’s first civilizations. In the sixth century BC, Afghanistan fell under the influence of the Persian Empire, and Alexander the Great included it in his conquests, but several independent kingdoms managed to emerge in the following centuries.

After emancipation, black populations of the Africa Diaspora found themselves facing new problems, such as the entrenched power of those who had previously owned them and both formal and informal racial discrimination that reconstituted the boundaries initialized in slavery. Former slave owners/planters, for the most part, retained power over the emancipated populations, who now shifted from slavery into peasantry. Some became farmers in their own right, continuing with and building upon their experience in agriculture and using land made available to them.

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