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The Resource Experiencing empire : power, people, and revolution in early America, edited by Patrick Griffin

Experiencing empire : power, people, and revolution in early America, edited by Patrick Griffin

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Experiencing empire : power, people, and revolution in early America
Title
Experiencing empire
Title remainder
power, people, and revolution in early America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patrick Griffin
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
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 dominated by other imperial players. Eighteenth-century Americans experienced what can be called an "imperial-revolutionary moment." Over the course of the eighteenth century, the colonies were integrated into a broader Atlantic world, a process that forced common men and women to reexamine the meanings and influences of empire in their own lives. The tensions inherent in this process led to revolution. After the Revolution, the idea of empire provided order--albeit at a cost to many--during a chaotic period. Viewing the early republic from an imperial-revolutionary perspective, the essays in this collection consider subjects as far-ranging as merchants, winemaking, slavery, sex, and chronology to nostalgia, fort construction, and urban unrest. They move from the very center of the empire in London to the far western frontier near St. Louis, offering a new way to consider America's most formative period
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Griffin, Patrick
Series statement
Early American histories
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
Experiencing empire : power, people, and revolution in early America, edited by Patrick Griffin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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ocn991565003
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unknown
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1 online resource (280 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780813939896
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1qwbpnz
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)991565003
Label
Experiencing empire : power, people, and revolution in early America, edited by Patrick Griffin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn991565003
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813939896
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1qwbpnz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)991565003

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