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The nation's nature : how continental presumptions gave rise to the United States of America

Author: James David Drake
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James David Drake
ISBN: 9780813931227 0813931223 9780813931395 0813931398
OCLC Number: 694283187
Notes: "Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for an outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth-century studies."
Description: xii, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the historical role of an imagined place --
Scientific trends, continental conceptions, revolutionary implications --
The geopolitical continent, 1713-1763 --
Continental crisis, 1763-1774 --
Nationalism's nature : Congress's continental aspect --
Nationalism's nurture : war, peace, and the continental character of the United States, 1775-1783 --
Ordering lands and peoples : scientific and imperial contexts of the late eighteenth century --
Seizing nature's advantages : the Constitution and the continent, 1783-1789 --
Epilogue : the continent from on high.
Responsibility: James D. Drake.

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