In order to investigate how medieval rulers coped with peripheral challenges, Fokt chose Upper Lusatia for study, a region that was not only on a political and cultural periphery and borderland
from the very moment it appeared in the chronicles, but also never was of central importance for historical research in any of the three countries concerned: Germany, Bohemia, and Poland.
Fleeing threats of deportation and violence in the Dominican Republic, some 3,000 Haitian-Dominican refugees have been abandoned to their fate, like so much human refuse, in squalid conditions and legal limbo in the southwest of Hispaniola's borderland
The first part of the book, chapters one through four, establishes the Plains Metis clearly as a borderland
territorial expansion, whereby "the widespread practice of Indian sign language offers a compelling opportunity to reimagine Native political alignments along a shifting international borderland
that remained largely opaque to Euro-American eyes in the 1820s" (84).
Dominican, DominicanAmerican, Haitian and Haitian-American writers and artists are put in dialogue with authors who were born in Europe, the rest of the Americas, Algeria, New Zealand, and Japan in order to illuminate some of the processes and histories that have woven and continue to weave the texture of the borderland
and the complex web of border relations on the island.
This volume examines the relationship between archeology and modern national identities and nationalism, focusing on the Danish-German borderland
In five parts, contributors trace the beginnings of and necessity for transnational abolitionist activism in this unique borderland
, and the legal and political pressures, coupled with African Americans' irrepressible quest for freedom, that led to the growth of the Underground Railroad.
8) "The experiences of these borderland
Metis communities," he continues, "therefore offer a fresh perspective on the political, economic, and environmental transformations that re-worked the Northern Plains across the nineteenth century.
on the Isthmus: Race, Culture, and the Struggle for the Canal Zone, by Michael E.
Does a frontier lying beyond the periphery of a core power become a borderland
when it is incorporated into the expanding core?
The author of this study adds to a growing body of scholarship extending Southern and Midwestern history to examine the borderland
existing along the Ohio River in the decades leading to the American Civil War.
Although both terms describe liminal places, and borderland
allows a degree of imaginative control, borderland
usually evokes political divisions, while urban fringe refers specifically to those urban-rural borderlands
that are neither wholly city nor entirely country.