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Experiencing empire : power, people, and revolution in early America

Author: Patrick Griffin
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2017.
Series: Early American histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born of clashing visions of empire in England and the colonies, the American Revolution saw men and women grappling with power-- and its absence--in dynamic ways. On both sides of the revolutionary divide, Americans viewed themselves as an imperial people. This perspective conditioned how they understood the exercise of power, how they believed governments had to function, and how they situated themselves in a world  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Griffin
ISBN: 9780813939896 0813939895
OCLC Number: 991565003
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages).
Contents: Introduction : imagining an American imperial-revolutionary history --
part I. Empire and provincials --
The baubles of America : object lessons from the eclectic empire of Peter Williamson / Timothy J. Shannon --
Imperial vineyards : wine and politics in the early American South / Owen Stanwood --
Sex and empire in eighteenth- century St. Louis / Patricia Cleary --
On their own ground : native power and colonial property on the Maine frontier / Ian Saxine --
part II. War, revolution, empires --
Efficient and effective : the deceptive success of British strategy at Fort Stanwix during the Seven Years' War / James Coltrain --
Rethinking failure : the French Empire in the age of John Law / Christopher Hodson --
John Almon's web : networks of print, politics, and place in revolutionary London, 1760-1780 / Michael Guenther --
part III. The ghosts of empire --
Forgiving and forgetting in postrevolutionary America / Donald F. Johnson --
Abbe's ghost : negotiating slavery in Paris, 1783-1784 / David N. Gellman --
Seeing like an antiquarian : popular nostalgia and the rise of a modern historical subjectivity in the 1820s / Seth Cotlar --
Conclusion : what time was the American Revolution? Reflections on a familiar narrative / T.H. Breen --
Afterword / Joyce E. Chaplin.
Series Title: Early American histories.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Griffin.

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Viewing the early American republic from an imperial-revolutionary perspective, the essays in this collection consider subjects as far-ranging as merchants, winemaking, slavery, sex, and chronology  Read more...

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