The final work in the Culture series by economist Thomas Sowell. It was published in 1998 by Basic Books, Inc. of New York
This book is an examination of the role that conquest has played in the spread of culture throughout history. It focuses on four major social groups, the British, Africans, Slavs, and the Western Hemisphere Indians. The text provides a historical and economic background on each of the groups listed and discusses how conquerors such as the Romans have helped advance or destroy cultures.