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Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Prologue The Cherokee Emperor 13 1. ‘‘In the Nature of Ambassadors’’ North American Diplomacy within the British Empire 31 2. ‘‘In an Odd State’’ The American Decision to Leave the British Empire 59 3. ‘‘Are We Not . . . Independant States?’’ Imagining and Realizing an Independent America 90 4. ‘‘Rendering Us Great and Respectable in the Eyes of the World’’ The Diplomatic Imperative for the Federal Constitution 119 5. ‘‘To Be Considered as Foreign Nations’’ The Ambiguous Triumph of Federalist Statecraft 148 6. Enlarging ‘‘Our Association’’ The Triumph of the Diplomacy of Conquest 176 Epilogue The Cherokee Lawyer 207 Notes 217 Bibliography 251 Index 267 ...

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ISBN
9780813928708
Print ISBN
9780813928647
MARC Record
OCLC
753977982
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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