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Empires of the Atlantic world : Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830

Empires of the Atlantic world : Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830

Author: J H Elliott
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Elliott identifies and explains both the similarities and differences in the two empires' processes of colonisation, the character of their colonial societies, their distinctive styles of imperial government, and the independence movements mounted against them. Based on wide reading in the history of the two great Atlantic civilizations, the book sets the Spanish and British colonial empires in the context of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elliott, J.H. (John Huxtable).
Empires of the Atlantic world.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005034842
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J H Elliott
ISBN: 9780300133554 0300133553 9786611722746 6611722742 9781281722744 128172274X 030012399X 9780300123999
OCLC Number: 145733829
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 546 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
Contents: Introduction: Worlds overseas. --
Intrusion and empire. Hernán Cortés and Christopher Newton ; Motives and methods. --
Occupying American space. Symbolic occupation ; Physical occupation ; Peopling the land. --
Confronting American peoples. A mosaic of peoples ; Christianity and civility ; Coexistence and segregation. --
Exploring American resources. Plunder and 'improvement' ; Labor supply ; Transatlantic economies. --
Crown and colonists. The framework of empire ; Authority and resistance. --
The ordering of society. Hierarchy and control ; Social antagonism and emerging elites. --
America as sacred space. God's providential design ; The church and society ; A plurality of creeds. --
Empire and identity. Transatlantic communities ; Creole communities ; Cultural communities. --
Societies on the move. Expanding populations ; Moving frontiers ; Slave and free. --
War and reform. The Seven Years War and imperial defence ; The drive for reform ; Redefining imperial relationships. --
Empires in crisis. Ideas in ferment ; A community divided ; A crisis contained. --
A new world in the making. The search for legitimacy ; The end of empire ; The emancipation of America ; Contrasting experiences.
Responsibility: J.H. Elliott.
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Compares the empires built by Spain and Britain in the Americas, from Columbus' arrival in the New World to the end of Spanish colonial rule in the early nineteenth century. This work offers history,  Read more...


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"[A] magisterial comparative history of empire of the Americas. . . . [A] richly textured comparative history. . . . [A] meticulously researched and elegantly executed synthesis. . . . Mr. Elliott's Read more...

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