The Creation of the British Atlantic World (Anglo-America in the Transatlantic World)

9781421418445: The Creation of the British Atlantic World (Anglo-America in the Transatlantic World)

This is a seminal collection that over the years will provide both inspiration and guidance to those striving to understand the 'how' and 'why' of imperialism and imperial historiography.

( Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas History)

The popularity of Atlantic history is proven by a stream of publications in recent years, but few have attained the quality of this excellent collection.

( Journal of American History)

The contributors and editors have done us a great service by bringing together in one volume some of the more creative and novel approaches to Atlantic history.

( Journal of World History)

A fine collection.

(Christopher Hodson Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History)

Beautifully set up... and provides tantalizing insights.

(Marie Donaghay International Journal of Maritime History)

A valuable contribution to transatlantic studies.

( Sixteenth Century Journal)

This book — written for the most part by Greene's former students — is both a tribute to and recognition of Greene's ambiguous legacy.

(Owen Stanwood Americas)

A collection of superb essays.

(Peter A. Coclanis New West Indian Guide)

This volume offers what readers have come to expect from publishing houses such as Johns Hopkins University Press, namely solid and reliable scholarship... a valuable contribution.

(Klaus H. Schmidt Amerikastudien / American Studies)

Vom Verlag:

The Creation of the British Atlantic World provides insight into the competing forces that forged the Atlantic world as well as the reciprocal relationships between the growing British Empire and the individuals, groups, and subnations within that empire.

While scholars of traditional imperial history view the formation of the larger British Atlantic world as a consequence of competing European powers' efforts at nation-building, Atlantic historians see the transatlantic empire shaped more by the motives of a wide variety of subnational groups. Editors Elizabeth Mancke and Carole Shammas have compiled a volume that reflects these different viewpoints concerning the transatlantic experience during Britain's rise to world dominance between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.

In the book's opening chapters, contributors consider the effect of transatlantic emigration, discussing European and African migration and slave trade; the enslavement of Native American peoples; and the ways individuals adapted their national and religious identities in a world of expanding cultural influences. The second section addresses the roles played by trade, religion, ethnicity, and class in linking the Atlantic borders, with essays examining how mariners circulated political and religious news along with trade goods; how British common law supplanted the diverse legal systems of the early colonies; and how Protestant leaders in the colonies challenged the theological assumptions of their European contemporaries. The chapters in the final section address the increasingly complicated legal relationships between the British sovereign and colonial charterholders; the simultaneous establishment of a British colonial government in East Florida and the Royal Gardens of Kew; the popularity of imperial landscape art in eighteenth-century Britain; and the British roots of Pennsylvania Quakers.

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Elizabeth Mancke
Verlag: John Hopkins University Press Nov 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1421418444 ISBN 13: 9781421418445
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Buchbeschreibung John Hopkins University Press Nov 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 229 x 152 x 24 mm. Neuware - Thompson, Karin Wulf, Avihu Zakai. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781421418445

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