Negotiated Empires: Centers and Peripheries in the Americas, 1500-1820 / Edition 1

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Overview

In this innovative volume, leading historians of the early modern Americas examine the subjects of early modern, continuing colonization, and the relations between established colonies and frontiers of settlement.
Their original essays about centers and peripheries in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and British America invite comparison.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415925396
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: New World in the Atlantic World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Daniels is Associate Professor of American History at Michigan State University.

Michael V. Kennedy is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Flint.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Peripheries, Centers, and the Construction of Early Modern American Empires: An Introduction 1
Gates, Patterns, and Peripheries: The Field of Frontier Latin America 15
Integral to Empire: The Vital Peripheries of Colonial Spanish America 29
Reconsidering the Center: Puebla and Mexico City, 1550-1650 43
Colonial Centers, Colonial Peripheries, and the Economic Agency of the Spanish State 59
Bourbons and Barbaros: Center and Periphery in the Reshaping of Spanish Indian Policy 79
Centers and Peripheries in the Luso-Brazilian World, 1500-1808 105
The Periphery of the Periphery? Vila Boa de Goias, 1780-1835 143
Other Netherlands beyond the Sea: Dutch America between Metropolitan Control and Divergence, 1600-1795 171
Center and Periphery in French North America 193
The "Frontier Era" of the French Caribbean, 1620s-1690s 207
Negotiating an Empire: Britain and Its Overseas Peripheries, c. 1550-1780 235
Transatlantic Colonization and the Redefinition of Empire in the Early Modern Era: The British-American Experience 267
Perceptions from the Periphery: Colonial American Views of Britain's Asiatic Empire, 1756-1783 283
"Empire for Liberty": Center and Peripheries in Postcolonial America 301
Notes on Contributors 319
Index 321
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