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Spanning the North Atlantic rim from Canada to Scotland, and from the Caribbean to the coast of West Africa, the British Atlantic world is deeply interconnected across its regions. In this groundbreaking study, thirteen leading scholars explore the idea of transatlanticism--or a shared "Atlantic world" experience--through the lens of architecture, built spaces, and landscapes in the British Atlantic from the seventeenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. Examining town planning, churches, forts, merchants' stores, state houses, and farm houses, this collection shows how the powerful visual language of architecture and design allowed the people of this era to maintain common cultural experiences across different landscapes while still forming their individuality.

By studying the interplay between physical construction and social themes that include identity, gender, taste, domesticity, politics, and race, the authors interpret material culture in a way that particularly emphasizes the people who built, occupied, and used the spaces and reflects the complex cultural exchanges between Britain and the New World.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Daniel Maudlin, Bernard L. Herman
  3. pp. 1-28
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  1. Part I: Empire and Government
  2. pp. 29-30
  1. 1. To Build and Fortify: Defensive Architecture in the Early Atlantic Colonies
  2. Emily Mann
  3. pp. 31-52
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  1. 2. Seats of Government: The Public Buildings of British America
  2. Carl Lounsbury
  3. pp. 53-77
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  1. 3. Landscapes of the New Republic at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
  2. Anna O. Marley
  3. pp. 78-100
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  1. Part II: Religion and the Churches
  2. pp. 101-102
  1. 4. English Artisans’ Churches and North America: Traditions of Vernacular Classicism in the Eighteenth Century
  2. Peter Guillery
  3. pp. 103-118
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  1. 5. The New England Meetinghouse: An Atlantic Perspective
  2. Peter Benes
  3. pp. 119-141
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  1. 6. The Praying Indian Towns: Encounter and Conversion through Imposed Urban Space
  2. Alison Stanley
  3. pp. 142-162
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  1. Part III: Commerce, Traffic, and Trade
  2. pp. 163-164
  1. 7. Tools of Empire: Trade, Slaves, and the British Forts of West Africa
  2. Christopher DeCorse
  3. pp. 165-187
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  1. 8. The Falmouth House and Store: The Social Landscapes of Caribbean Commerce in the Eighteenth Century
  2. Louis P. Nelson
  3. pp. 188-211
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  1. 9. Building British Atlantic Port Cities: Bristol and Liverpool in the Eighteenth Century
  2. Kenneth Morgan
  3. pp. 212-228
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  1. Part IV: Houses and the Home
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. 10. Building Status in the British Atlantic World: The Gentleman’s House in the English West Country and Pennsylvania
  2. Stephen Hague
  3. pp. 231-252
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  1. 11. Parlor and Kitchen in the Borderlands of the Urban British American Atlantic World, 1670–1720
  2. Bernard L. Herman
  3. pp. 253-268
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  1. 12. Palladianism and the Villa Ideal in South Carolina: The Transatlantic Perils of Classical Purity
  2. Lee Morrissey
  3. pp. 269-289
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  1. 13. Politics and Place-Making on the Edge of Empire: Loyalists, Highlanders, and the Early Farmhouses of British Canada
  2. Daniel Maudlin
  3. pp. 290-312
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 313-318
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 319-324
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 325-340
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  1. Series Page
  2. pp. 341-342
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469628066
Print ISBN
9781469626826
MARC Record
OCLC
944526154
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2016-03-18
Language
English
Open Access
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