Summary Book Review The British Atlantic Empire Before the American Revolution by Glyndwr Williams:
Download or read book The British Atlantic Empire Before the American Revolution written by Glyndwr Williams and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-07-08 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review Empire and Nation by Eliga H. Gould:
Download or read book Empire and Nation written by Eliga H. Gould and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2015-10 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher Description
Summary Book Review Britain and the American Revolution by H. T. Dickinson:
Download or read book Britain and the American Revolution written by H. T. Dickinson and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 1998 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book - authoritative searching and crisp - will be essential reading for anyone interested in a full understanding of the American Revolution itself; in Britain's response to the body-blow it represented, both to her Atlantic empire and to her position as a great colonial and commercial power; and in the dynamics of British politics in the later eighteenth century.
Summary Book Review Bills of Union by Aaron Graham:
Download or read book Bills of Union written by Aaron Graham and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-03-12 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings together for the first time more than half a dozen proposals for an imperial paper currency in the mid-eighteenth century British Atlantic, to show how manage colonial currency and banking in the expanding empire. Existing studies have looked at the successes and failures of schemes in individual colonies. But some had grander ambitions, such as Benjamin Franklin, and offered proposals for ‘imperial’ or ‘continental’ paper currencies and monetary unions which would help knit together colonial territories throughout North America and even the Caribbean into a cohesive whole during a moment of imperial reform. This book brings together these proposals for the first time, including several never studied before, to show how thinkers and writers on empire, currency and finance drew on financial practices, precedents and principles from across the British Atlantic to present their own visions of monetary union and the future of empire. In doing so it makes an important and original contribution to the wider histories of monetary and financial thought and theory and the roots of American monetary policy, and the links between finance, empire, politics, reform and revolution. It will be of interest to academics working on the history of finance, banking and currency in the British Isles, North America and the Caribbean in the eighteenth century, as well as those working on the political economy of the British Empire, including mercantilism, trade, warfare and the politics of empire in the decades leading up to the American Revolution.
Summary Book Review The British Atlantic Empire Before the American Revolution by Glyndwr Williams:
Download or read book The British Atlantic Empire Before the American Revolution written by Glyndwr Williams and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-07-08 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries by Stephen Foster:
Download or read book British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries written by Stephen Foster and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title asks to what extent did it make a difference to those living in the colonies that made up British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that they were part of an empire and that the empire in question was British?
Summary Book Review The Royal Navy and the British Atlantic World, c. 1750–1820 by John McAleer:
Download or read book The Royal Navy and the British Atlantic World, c. 1750–1820 written by John McAleer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-05-22 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book foregrounds the role of the Royal Navy in creating the British Atlantic in the eighteenth century. It outlines the closely entwined connections between the nurturing of naval supremacy, the politics of commercial protection, and the development of national and imperial identities – crucial factors in the consolidation and transformation of the British Atlantic empire. The collection brings together scholars working on aspects of the Royal Navy and the British Atlantic in order to gain a better understanding of the ways that the Navy protected, facilitated, and shaped the British-Atlantic empire in the era of war, revolution, counter-revolution, and upheaval between the beginning of the Seven Years War and the end of the conflict with Napoleonic France. Contributions question the limits – conceptually and geographically – of that Atlantic world, suggesting that, by considering the Royal Navy and the British Atlantic together, we can gain greater insights into Britain’s maritime history.
Summary Book Review Anglicizing America by Ignacio Gallup-Diaz:
Download or read book Anglicizing America written by Ignacio Gallup-Diaz and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2015-04-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The thirteen mainland colonies of early America were arguably never more British than on the eve of their War of Independence from Britain. Though home to settlers of diverse national and cultural backgrounds, colonial America gradually became more like Britain in its political and judicial systems, material culture, economies, religious systems, and engagements with the empire. At the same time and by the same process, these politically distinct and geographically distant colonies forged a shared cultural identity--one that would bind them together as a nation during the Revolution. Anglicizing America revisits the theory of Anglicization, considering its application to the history of the Atlantic world, from Britain to the Caribbean to the western wildernesses, at key moments before, during, and after the American Revolution. Ten essays by senior historians trace the complex processes by which global forces, local economies, and individual motives interacted to reinforce a more centralized and unified social movement. They examine the ways English ideas about labor influenced plantation slavery, how Great Britain's imperial aspirations shaped American militarization, the influence of religious tolerance on political unity, and how Americans' relationship to Great Britain after the war impacted the early republic's naval and taxation policies. As a whole, Anglicizing America offers a compelling framework for explaining the complex processes at work in the western hemisphere during the age of revolutions. Contributors: Denver Brunsman, William Howard Carter, Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Anthony M. Joseph, Simon P. Newman, Geoffrey Plank, Nancy L. Rhoden, Andrew Shankman, Jeremy A. Stern, David J. Silverman.
Author :Peter James Marshall Publisher :Oxford University Press on Demand Release Date :2005 ISBN 10 :0199278954 Pages :420 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (927 users download)
Summary Book Review The Making and Unmaking of Empires by Peter James Marshall:
Download or read book The Making and Unmaking of Empires written by Peter James Marshall and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2005 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Making and Unmaking of Empires P. J. Marshall, distinguished author of numerous books on the British Empire and former Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, provides a unified interpretation of British imperial history in the later eighteenth century. He brings together into a commonfocus Britain's loss of empire in North America and the winning of territorial dominion in parts of India and argues that these developments were part of a single phase of Britain's imperial history, rather than marking the closing of a 'first' Atlantic empire and the rise of a 'second' eastern one.In both India and North America Britain pursued similar objectives in this period. Fearful of the apparent enmity of France, Britain sought to secure the interests overseas which were thought to contribute so much to her wealth and power. This involved imposing a greater degree of control overcolonies in America and over the East India Company and its new possessions in India. Aspirations to greater control also reflected an increasing confidence in Britain's capacity to regulate the affairs of subject peoples, especially through parliament.If British objectives throughout the world were generally similar, whether they could be achieved depended on the support or at least acquiescence of those they tried to rule. Much of this book is concerned with bringing together the findings of the rich historical writing on both post-Mughal Indiaand late colonial America to assess the strengths and weaknesses of empire in different parts of the world. In North America potential allies who were closely linked to Britain in beliefs, culture and economic interest were ultimately alienated by Britain's political pretensions. Empire wasextremely fragile in two out of the three main Indian settlements. In Bengal, however, the British achieved a modus vivendi with important groups which enabled them to build a secure base for the future subjugation of the subcontinent.With the authority of one who has made the study of empire his life's work, Marshall provides a valuable resource for scholar and student alike.
Author :Jack P. Greene Publisher :University of Virginia Press Release Date :2013-04-29 ISBN 10 :9780813933894 Pages :480 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (389 users download)
Summary Book Review Creating the British Atlantic by Jack P. Greene:
Download or read book Creating the British Atlantic written by Jack P. Greene and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2013-04-29 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review The Gaelic and Indian Origins of the American Revolution by Samuel K. Fisher:
Download or read book The Gaelic and Indian Origins of the American Revolution written by Samuel K. Fisher and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-26 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did an unlikely group of peoples--Irish-speaking Catholics, Scottish Highlanders, and American Indians--play an even unlikelier role in the origins of the American Revolution? Drawing on little-used sources in Irish and Scottish Gaelic, The Gaelic and Indian Origins of the American Revolution places these typically marginalized peoples in Ireland, Scotland, and North America at the center of a larger drama of imperial reform and revolution. Gaelic and Indian peoples experiencing colonization in the eighteenth-century British empire fought back by building relationships with the king and imperial officials. In doing so, they created a more inclusive empire and triggered conflict between the imperial state and formerly privileged provincial Britons: Irish Protestants, Scottish whigs, and American colonists. The American Revolution was only one aspect of this larger conflict between inclusive empire and the exclusionary patriots within the British empire. In fact, Britons had argued about these questions since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, when revolutionaries had dethroned James II as they accused him of plotting to employ savage Gaelic and Indian enemies in a tyrranical plot against liberty. This was the same argument the American revolutionaries--and their sympathizers in England, Scotland, and Ireland--used against George III. Ironically, however, it was Gaelic and Indian peoples, not kings, who had pushed the empire in inclusive directions. In doing so they pushed the American patriots towards revolution. This novel account argues that Americans' racial dilemmas were not new nor distinctively American but instead the awkward legacies of a more complex imperial history. By showcasing how Gaelic and Indian peoples challenged the British empire--and in the process convinced American colonists to leave it--Samuel K. Fisher offers a new way of understanding the American Revolution and its relevance for our own times.
Summary Book Review The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century by P. J. Marshall:
Download or read book The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century written by P. J. Marshall and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 1998-05-28 with total page 662 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyse development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. series blurb The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. It explores economic and social trends as well as political.
Summary Book Review Britain's Oceanic Empire by H. V. Bowen:
Download or read book Britain's Oceanic Empire written by H. V. Bowen and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-05-31 with total page 485 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comparative study of how the British managed the expansion of empire in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
Summary Book Review The New Map of Empire by S. Max Edelson:
Download or read book The New Map of Empire written by S. Max Edelson and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1763 British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Keys, from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Using maps that Britain created to control its new lands, Max Edelson pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain’s imperial ambitions before the Revolution.
Summary Book Review The Persistence of Empire by Eliga H. Gould:
Download or read book The Persistence of Empire written by Eliga H. Gould and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American Revolution was the longest colonial war in modern British history and Britain's most humiliating defeat as an imperial power. In this lively, concise book, Eliga Gould examines an important yet surprisingly understudied aspect of the conflict: the British public's predominantly loyal response to its government's actions in North America. Gould attributes British support for George III's American policies to a combination of factors, including growing isolationism in regard to the European continent and a burgeoning sense of the colonies as integral parts of a greater British nation. Most important, he argues, the British public accepted such ill-conceived projects as the Stamp Act because theirs was a sedentary, "armchair" patriotism based on paying others to fight their battles for them. This system of military finance made Parliament's attempt to tax the American colonists look unexceptional to most Britons and left the metropolitan public free to embrace imperial projects of all sorts--including those that ultimately drove the colonists to rebel. Drawing on nearly one thousand political pamphlets as well as on broadsides, private memoirs, and popular cartoons, Gould offers revealing insights into eighteenth-century British political culture and a refreshing account of what the Revolution meant to people on both sides of the Atlantic.
Summary Book Review Britannia's Auxiliaries by Stephen Conway:
Download or read book Britannia's Auxiliaries written by Stephen Conway and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did continental Europeans contribute to the eighteenth-century British Empire? Stephen Conway observes how European settlers, soldiers, scientists, sailors, clergymen, merchants, and technical experts contributed to the British Empire, and how they were shaped by imperial direction and control
Summary Book Review The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772 by Various:
Download or read book The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772 written by Various and published by Library of America. This book was released on 2015-09-22 with total page 955 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation: In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful empire the world had seen since the fall of Rome and its North American colonists were justly proud of their vital place within this global colossus. Just twelve short years later the empire was in tatters, and the thirteen colonies proclaimed themselves the free and independent United States of America. In between, there occurred an extraordinary contest of words between American and Britons, and among Americans themselves, which addressed all of the most fundamental issues of politics: the nature of power, liberty, representation, rights and constitutions, and sovereignty. This debate was carried on largely in pamphlets and from the more than a thousand published on both sides of the Atlantic during the period Gordon S. Wood has selected thirty-nine of the most interesting and important to reveal as never before how this momentous revolution unfolded. This first of two volumes traces the debate from its first crisis—Parliament's passage of the Stamp Act, which in the summer of 1765 triggered riots in American ports from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire—to its crucial turning point in 1772, when the Boston Town Meeting produces a pamphlet that announces their defiance to the world and changes everything. Here in its entirety is John Dickinson's justly famous Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, considered the most significant political tract in America prior to Thomas Paine's Common Sense. Here too is the dramatic transcript of Benjamin Franklin's testimony before Parliament as it debated repeal of the Stamp Act, among other fascinating works. The volume includes an introduction, headnotes, a chronology of events, biographical notes about the writers, and detailed explanatory notes, all prepared by our leading expert on the American Revolution. As a special feature, each pamphlet is preceded by a typographic reproduction of its original title page. From the Hardcover edition.