List of Maps Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Foreword
Chapter 1. Sex, Sexuality, and Gender The Big Picture: Society and Gender Saikaku and His World Barbur's “Youthful Follies” Homosexuality in Renaissance Florence Gender Channeling in the Americas Male-Male Love from a Global Perspective Female-Female Love and Sexuality Love in a Mughal Harem? The Inquisition of Benedetta Carlini Two-Spirits among First Nations Americans The Bigger Picture: Gender Channeling No Simple Categories Power and Class Nonconformance Gender and Globalization Visible Communities
Chapter 2. Nations and Nationalism The Big Picture: What Is a Nation? Colonial Land Grab Railways and Colonial Development Missions and Names War and Nationalism Kenyatta and London Looking Forward, Looking Back War, Return, and Rebellion The Bigger Picture: Nationalism and Its Challenges
Chapter 3. Technology and Science: The Example of Glass The Big Picture: What Is Technology? Lenses in Theory and Practice Advances in Lens Technology Leeuwenhoek's Observations Leeuwenhoek and the Scientific Method Lenses and Realism: Photography Flat Glass: Light and Reflection Flat Glass: The Success Story The Bigger Picture: Evaluating New Technology
Chapter 4. Migration and the Immigrant Experience The Big Picture: Peoples on the Move Arrivals in a New Country Global Mass Migration and Its Constraints Years After Migration Involuntary Mass Migration The Bigger Picture: Migration in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 5. Slavery: Old and New The Big Picture: Slavery's Long History Witnesses, Memoirs, and Primary Sources Plantation Slavery, from the Perspectives of Esteban and History Factions, Beliefs, and Strategies for Survival Esteban's Life as a Runaway Abolition and Rebellion The End of Slavery in Cuba Cuba's Revolutions The Bigger Picture: Modern Slavery The Endurance of Slavery The New Slavery What Is to Be Done?
Chapter 6. Human Rights The Big Picture: Defining Human Rights From World War to Human Rights Roosevelt in London The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The Long Road to Passage What Was Adopted A Less Than Perfect Declaration Evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Bigger Picture: The Legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Chapter 7. Empire and Environment The Big Picture: Human Activity and the Environment Exploration and Conquest The Tragic End of Tomé Pires Advances in Botany and Medicine Colonization and the Environment Cotton Stresses in India US Domination of Cotton Exports "Improving" Indian Cotton India Cotton Before the Colonizers A Turning Point: The US Civil War Tin Mining and the Environment in Malaya Ancient Tin Mining The Rush for Tin European Intervention Escalates The Bigger Picture: The Environmental Legacy of Colonialism Costs and Benefits Scientific Attitude The Role of Technology No New Industries
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