Empire and Nation: The American Revolution in the Atlantic World

Empire and Nation: The American Revolution in the Atlantic World

by Eliga H. Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801879124

ISBN-13: 9780801879128

Pub. Date: 12/30/2004

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

How did events and ideas from elsewhere in the British Empire influence political developments in the thirteen mainland American colonies? What was the effect of the American Revolution on the wider Atlantic world? In Empire and Nation, leading historians reconsider that upheaval as a transnational event, with many sources and momentous implications for Ireland,…  See more details below

Overview

How did events and ideas from elsewhere in the British Empire influence political developments in the thirteen mainland American colonies? What was the effect of the American Revolution on the wider Atlantic world? In Empire and Nation, leading historians reconsider that upheaval as a transnational event, with many sources and momentous implications for Ireland, Africa, the West Indies, Canada, and Britain itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801879128
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Anglo-America in the Transatlantic World
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Fears of war, fantasies of peace : British politics and the coming of the American Revolution19
2The first union : nationalism versus internationalism in the American Revolution35
3War and state formation in revolutionary America54
4John Adams, Republican monarchist : an inquiry into the origins of his constitutional thought72
5Revising custom, embracing choice : early American legal scholars and the republicanization of the common law93
6The ratification paradox in the great valley of the Appalachians115
7Similarities and continuities : free society in the tobacco South before and after the American Revolution136
8The Irish immigrant and the broadening of the polity in Philadelphia, 1790-1800159
9Dionysian rhetoric and Apollonian solutions : the politics of union and disunion in the age of federalism178
10Civil society in post-revolutionary America197
11Religion, moderation, and regime-building in post-revolutionary America217
12The American loyalist diaspora and the reconfiguration of the British Atlantic world239
13Early slave narratives and the culture of the Atlantic market260
14The British Caribbean in the age of revolution275
15Freedom, migration, and the American Revolution295

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