Empires of the Atlantic world : Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830 / J.H. Elliott
- Elliott, J. H. (John Huxtable)
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xx, 546 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
- Introduction: Worlds overseas. -- Intrusion and empire. Hernán Cortés and Christopher Newton ; Motives and methods. -- Occupying American space. Symbolic occupation ; Physical occupation ; Peopling the land. -- Confronting American peoples. A mosaic of peoples ; Christianity and civility ; Coexistence and segregation. -- Exploring American resources. Plunder and 'improvement' ; Labor supply ; Transatlantic economies. -- Crown and colonists. The framework of empire ; Authority and resistance. -- The ordering of society. Hierarchy and control ; Social antagonism and emerging elites. -- America as sacred space. God's providential design ; The church and society ; A plurality of creeds. -- Empire and identity. Transatlantic communities ; Creole communities ; Cultural communities. -- Societies on the move. Expanding populations ; Moving frontiers ; Slave and free. -- War and reform. The Seven Years War and imperial defence ; The drive for reform ; Redefining imperial relationships. -- Empires in crisis. Ideas in ferment ; A community divided ; A crisis contained. -- A new world in the making. The search for legitimacy ; The end of empire ; The emancipation of America ; Contrasting experiences.
- 0300114311 (cl. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -516) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- York copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment Fund; 20056.
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries)
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