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Narrett shows how the United States emerged as a successor empire to Great Britain through rivalry with Spain in the Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast. As he traces currents of peace and war over four critical decades--from the close of the Seven Years War through the Louisiana Purchase--Narrett sheds new light on individual colonial adventurers and schemers who shaped history through cross-border trade, settlement projects involving slave and free labor, and military incursions into Spanish and Indian territories.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part I: Struggles for Empire in Peace and War, 1762–1787
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. Prologue. The Open and Hidden Features of Peace: Louisiana, Florida, and the Imperial Settlement of 1762–1763
  2. pp. 11-20
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  1. 1. Maritime and Interior Colony: Beginnings of British West Florida, 1763–1766
  2. pp. 21-44
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  1. 2. The Conundrum of “Spanish- French” Louisiana British: Imperialism and the Mississippi-Gulf Frontier, 1766–1775
  2. pp. 45-68
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  1. 3. Opening Salvos in a Revolutionary War, 1776–1779
  2. pp. 69-90
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  1. 4. Multiple Conflicts: Warfare and a Disputed Peace, 1779–1783
  2. pp. 91-114
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  1. 5. Bidding and Conspiring for Access to the Realm, 1783–1787
  2. pp. 115-134
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  1. Part II: New Empires, New Republics, 1787–1803
  2. pp. 135-136
  1. Prologue. Wilkinson and the Imperial Self
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. 6. License to Venture: Colonization and Commercial Adventurism
  2. pp. 141-163
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  1. 7. Frontier Separatism and Integration
  2. pp. 164-186
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  1. 8. Conspiracies and International Turmoil
  2. pp. 187-208
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  1. 9. Intrigues across Creek Country and Beyond
  2. pp. 209-232
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  1. 10. The Imperial Question at Century’s End
  2. pp. 233-256
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  1. Conclusion. The Impermanence of Boundaries
  2. pp. 257-266
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 267-336
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 337-364
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 365-375
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469618357
Print ISBN
9781469618333
MARC Record
OCLC
903620909
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-18
Language
English
Open Access
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