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Imperatives, behaviors, and identities : essays in early American cultural history

Author: Jack P Greene
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work brings together 16 essays in cultural history. Taken together, the essays aim to provide a reassessment of the complex process of cultural adjustment among the settler societies of colonial  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack P Greene
ISBN: 081391406X 9780813914060 0813914086 9780813914084
OCLC Number: 25788477
Description: xvi, 392 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mastery and the definition of cultural space in Early America: a perspective --
Changing identities in the British West Indies in the Early Modern Era: Barbados as a case study --
Colonial South Carolina and the Caribbean connection --
Early South Carolina and the psychology of British colonization --
Travails of an infant colony: the search for viability, coherence, and identity in colonial Georgia --
Search for identity: an interpretation of the meaning of selected patterns of social response in eighteenth-century America --
Independence and dependence: the psychology of the colonial relationship on the eve of the American revolution --
Independence, improvement, and authority: toward a framework for understanding the histories of the southern backcountry during era of the American Revolution. The concept of virtue in Late Colonial British America --
All men are created equal: some reflections on the character of the American Revolution --
"Slavery or independence": some reflections on the relationship among liberty, black bondage, and equality in revolutionary South Carolina --
A fortuitous convergence: culture, circumstance, and contingency in the emergence of the American nation --
The pursuit of happiness, the private realm, and the movement for a stronger national government --
"An instructive monitor": experience and the fabrication of the federal constitution --
The constitution of 1787 and the question of southern distinctiveness --
America and the creation of the revolutionary intellectual world of the Enlightenment.
Responsibility: Jack P. Greene.


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