Akron Churches: Early Architecture by Kally Mavromatis

By Kally Mavromatis

The background of Akron starts off with the development of the good Ohio and Erie Canal. The monetary incentives provided to employees development the canal introduced males from far and wide to construct the good "ditch," and as they and their households settled in Akron, additionally they started to construct very good church buildings and cathedrals that grew to become the guts in their groups. With roots stretching again to the early 1800s, some of the church buildings that stand this day are greater than a century previous and generally are the second one or 3rd church to be equipped by means of their congregations. each one successive church extra grand than the final, those edifices have been actually outfitted with the pennies, nickels, and dimes in their individuals, who equipped constructions that mirrored the present architectural varieties of the day. the various church buildings were misplaced to time, yet a lot of those architectural treasures stay and proceed to face as testomony to the overpowering wish of the devoted to construct church buildings that replicate the respect of God.

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The colonial administration was ‘adapted to local conditions’. One of the key factors in associative colonialism was its strategy of construction of ethnic difference between the colonised. ) More importantly, this associative colonialism was re-enacted in the power-sharing political system of post-colonial state, which I discuss in the next section. To put it crudely, associative colonialism has three main principles. The first principle was to cooperate (indirect rule) with the natives and not to interfere with the internal affairs, especially religion and custom, resulting in the preservation of the natives’ power structure.

In this chapter, as a whole, I argue that the postcolonial efforts to reclaim and re-position the nation had reproduced the colonial legacies to perpetuate the racial politics, and produced and reproduced the racial/spatial differences. These racial/spatial differences, understood here as the colonial legacy and imprint, eventually become the postcolonial mindscapes, memories and histories of the people and influences the way they view the nation and its built environment. The replacement of previous hierarchies of space, power and knowledge that divided ethnic groups has not been dismantled.

British colonialism commenced with the occupation of the island of Penang in 1786, Malacca in 1795 and Singapore in 1819. With the pressure to exploit more resources for the expansion of the empire, the British started their political domination in 1874 over large areas of inland Malaya. Chinese links with the peninsula, particularly through trade, predated British involvement in the region by at least two centuries. The Chinese population increased tremendously with mass immigration in the second half of the nineteenth century in order to meet the demand for labour.

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