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The Resource Among the powers of the earth : the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire, Eliga H. Gould

Among the powers of the earth : the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire, Eliga H. Gould

Label
Among the powers of the earth : the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire
Title
Among the powers of the earth
Title remainder
the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire
Statement of responsibility
Eliga H. Gould
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For most Americans, the Revolution's main achievement is summed up by the phrase 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' Yet far from a straightforward attempt to be free of Old World laws and customs, the American founding was also a bid for inclusion in the community of nations as it existed in 1776. America aspired to diplomatic recognition under international law and the authority to become a colonizing power itself. The Revolution was an international transformation of the first importance. To conform to the public law of Europe's imperial powers, Americans crafted a union nearly as centralized as the one they had overthrown, endured taxes heavier than any they had faced as British colonists, and remained entangled with European Atlantic empires long after the Revolution ended. No factor weighed more heavily on Americans than the legally plural Atlantic where they hoped to build their empire. Gould follows the region's transfiguration from a fluid periphery with its own rules and norms to a place where people of all descriptions were expected to abide by the laws of Western Europe -- 'civilized' laws that precluded neither slavery nor the dispossession of Native Americans."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E249
LC item number
.G68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Among the powers of the earth : the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire, Eliga H. Gould
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a nation among nations -- On the margins of Europe -- The law of slavery -- Pax Britannica -- Independence -- A slaveholding republic -- The new world and the old -- Epilogue: Mr. Monroe's peace
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
301 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674046085
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn748941753
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793977688
Label
Among the powers of the earth : the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire, Eliga H. Gould
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a nation among nations -- On the margins of Europe -- The law of slavery -- Pax Britannica -- Independence -- A slaveholding republic -- The new world and the old -- Epilogue: Mr. Monroe's peace
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
301 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674046085
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn748941753
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793977688

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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