Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire

Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire

by Francis Jennings
     
 

This alternative history of he American Revolution portrays the colonists as conquerors and their revolution as a rebellion over control of conquests. In contrast to the usual views of the Revolution, here the colonists' rhetoric about liberty and virtue is seen as war propaganda to disguise disputes over political power. None of the revolutionary leaders intended the… See more details below

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This alternative history of he American Revolution portrays the colonists as conquerors and their revolution as a rebellion over control of conquests. In contrast to the usual views of the Revolution, here the colonists' rhetoric about liberty and virtue is seen as war propaganda to disguise disputes over political power. None of the revolutionary leaders intended the nation to be democratic, and none was opposed to empire. Rather, their aim was to create their own empire independent of Britain, The author supports his claims with much documented detail, including information on the involuntary participation of Native Americans and black in addition to the usual players.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662550
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. England Extends Conquests to North America: 1. Preface; 2. Origins; 3. Embryonic empires; 4. Dependencies: Indians, The West; 5. Colonial variety I: Virginia; 6. Colonial variety II: New England; 7. Colonial variety III: New York; 8. Colonial variety IV: Pennsylvania; 9. Colonial variety V: South Carolina; Part II. Frictions Arise Within The Empire: 10. 'Salutary neglect'; 11. Royal prerogative in America; 12. War in principle; 13. Irritants; 14. At the core; 15. George III; 16. Reactions becoming revolution; 17. A variation on the theme of liberty; 18. Repression and resistance; 19. A battle for bishops; Part III. An American Clone Breaks Off: 20. Imperial and colonial frontiers; 21. Changing sides; 22. Defiance and crackdown; 23. Uniting for liberty, tentatively; 24. Shots heard round the world; 25. Multiple revolutions; 26. Decision; 27. Religion then and now; 28. A 'people's democracy'; 29. Liberty, virtue, empire; 30. Conquest, slavery, race; 31. Combat: multiple outbreaks; 32. Combat: the western theatre, I; 33. Combat: the northern theatre, I; 34. Combat: the northern theatre, II; 35. Saratoga; 36. Combat: the western theatre, II; 37. 'West' in the middle; 38. Combat: the southern theatre; 39. Yorktown; Part IV. The Clone Establishes its Form: 40. What next?; 41. Land; 42. People; 43. Power; Part V. More Conquests: 44. Climax; 45. In sum.

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