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Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has been developing throughout his distinguished career. In these essays Greene explores the efforts to impose Old World institutions, identities, and values upon the New World societies being created during the colonization process. He shows how transplanted Old World components—political, legal, and social—were adapted to meet the demands of new, economically viable, expansive cultural hearths. Greene argues that these transplantations and adaptations were of fundamental importance in the formation and evolution of the new American republic and the society it represented.

The scope of this work allows Greene to consider in depth numerous subjects, including the dynamics of colonization, the development and character of provincial identities, the relationship between new settler societies in America and the emerging British Empire, and the role of cultural power in social and political formation.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Part One: Perspectives
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. One: Hemispheric History and Atlantic History
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. Two: Reformulating Englishness: Cultural Adaptation and Provinciality in the Construction of Corporate Identity in Colonial British America
  2. pp. 19-32
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  1. Three: State Formation, Resistance, and the Creation of Revolutionary Traditions in the Early Modern Era
  2. pp. 33-63
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  1. Four: Colonial History and National History: Reflections on a Continuing Problem
  2. pp. 64-80
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  1. Part Two: Governance
  2. pp. 81-82
  1. Five: Transatlantic Colonization and the Redefinition of Empire in the Early Modern Era: The British-American Experience
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. Six: Traditions of Consensual Governance in the Construction of State Authority in the Early Modern European Empires in America
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. Seven: Britain’s Overseas Empire before 1780: Overwhelmingly Successful and Bureaucratically Challenged
  2. pp. 113-139
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  1. Eight: “Of Liberty and of the Colonies”: A Case Study of Constitutional Conflict in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century British American Empire
  2. pp. 140-207
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  1. Nine: 1759: The Perils of Success
  2. pp. 208-225
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  1. Ten: An Empire of Freemen? The British Debate over the Status of Overseas Representative Assemblies, 1763–1783
  2. pp. 226-250
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  1. Part Three: Identities
  2. pp. 251-252
  1. Eleven: Empire and Identity from the Elizabethan Era to the American Revolution
  2. pp. 253-277
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  1. Twelve: “By Their Laws Shall Ye Know Them”: Law and Identity in Colonial British America
  2. pp. 278-292
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  1. Thirteen: Liberty, Slavery, and the Transformation of British Identity in the Eighteenth-Century West Indies
  2. pp. 293-322
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  1. Fourteen: Alterity and the Production of Identity in the Early Modern British American Empire and the Early United States
  2. pp. 323-339
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  1. Fifteen: State Identities and National Identity in the Era of the American Revolution
  2. pp. 340-360
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  1. Part Four: Social Construction
  2. pp. 361-362
  1. Sixteen: Social and Cultural Capital in Colonization and State Building in the Early Modern Era: Colonial British America as a Case Study
  2. pp. 363-380
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  1. Seventeen: Pluribus or Unum? White Ethnicity in the Formation of Colonial American Culture
  2. pp. 381-400
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  1. Eighteen: The Cultural Dimensions of Political Transfers: An Aspect of the European Occupation of the Americas
  2. pp. 401-425
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  1. Nineteen: Early Modern Southeastern North America and the Broader Atlantic and American Worlds
  2. pp. 426-438
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 439-466
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813933894
Print ISBN
9780813933917
MARC Record
OCLC
833364804
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
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