Colonization: A Study of the Founding of New Societies (Classic Reprint) by Albert Galloway KellerColonization: A Study of the Founding of New Societies (Classic Reprint) by Albert Galloway Keller

Colonization: A Study of the Founding of New Societies (Classic Reprint)

byAlbert Galloway Keller

Paperback | July 29, 2018

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Excerpt from Colonization: A Study of the Founding of New Societies

And it may be worth while, perhaps, to go a little farther and indicate the place in a series of studies of man and human society which colonization as here treated is designed to occupy. It pre supposes some such study as geography in its broader sense, including physical geography, the geography of man (anthropo geography), and the geography of trade; or, put more generally, Since man is the center of interest, a study of environmental in?uences on man and human groups, and of the various topics of general anthropology. A geography of trade or of man comes inevitably to touch upon the trading settlement, which is in turn the commonest forerunner of the colony; and the science of society then reaches out to these frontier societies as in many respects peculiarly significant. The subject of colonization opens out, therefore, as a sort of Special topic of the science of society (sociology), following, in so far as the exigencies of a curriculum will allow, upon the more general study of man and human groups. It is possible that the concreteness of these statements may serve to define the scope and method of attack of the present volume, as the more general considerations which precede may not.

Finally, although some attempt has been made to define a colony, there has been no systematic effort put forth to exclude from treatment everything that does not square with that definition, loose though it may be; this book deals with colonies and colonial empires in the common acceptance of these terms.

In the preparation of the following essays I have received aid from many colleagues and friends the faithfulness of their wounds accounts for a large part of any value which these labors may have. The in?uence of Professor Sumner is ever present with his former disciples Wherever their subsequent interests may lie and I am conscious in particular that my first interest in colonies as frontier societies was awakened by his illuminating suggestions.

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Title:Colonization: A Study of the Founding of New Societies (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:668 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.34 inPublished:July 29, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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