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The Resource Indians and colonists at the crossroads of empire : the Albany Congress of 1754, Timothy J. Shannon

Indians and colonists at the crossroads of empire : the Albany Congress of 1754, Timothy J. Shannon

Label
Indians and colonists at the crossroads of empire : the Albany Congress of 1754
Title
Indians and colonists at the crossroads of empire
Title remainder
the Albany Congress of 1754
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. Shannon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • On the eve of the Seven Years' War in North America, the British crown convened the Albany Congress, an Anglo-Iroquois treaty conference, in response to a crisis that threatened imperial expansion. British authorities hoped to address the impending collapse of Indian trade and diplomacy in the northern colonies, a problem exacerbated by, uncooperative, resistant colonial governments
  • In the first book on the subject in more than forty-five years, Timothy J. Shannon definitively rewrites the historical record on the Albany Congress. Challenging the received wisdom that has equated the Congress and the plan of colonial union it produced with the origins of American independence, Shannon demonstrates conclusively the Congress's importance in the wider context of Britain's eighteenth-century Atlantic empire. In the process, the author poses a formidable challenge to the Iroquois Influence Thesis. The Six Nations, he writes, had nothing to do with the drafting of the Albany Plan, which borrowed its model of constitutional union not from the Iroquois but from the colonial delegates' British cousins
  • Far from serving as a dress rehearsal for the Constitutional Convention, the Albany Congress marked, for colonists and Iroquois alike, a passage from an independent, commercial pattern of intercultural relations to a hierarchical, bureaucratic imperialism wielded by a distant authority
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shannon, Timothy J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E195
LC item number
.S43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Albany Congress
  • United States
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Great Britain
Label
Indians and colonists at the crossroads of empire : the Albany Congress of 1754, Timothy J. Shannon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41612307
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780801436574
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99016951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Indians and colonists at the crossroads of empire : the Albany Congress of 1754, Timothy J. Shannon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41612307
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780801436574
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99016951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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