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Empire and Nation


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List of Contributors
IntroductionPART I: Reconstituting the Empire
Chapter 1 Fears of War, Fantasies of Peace: British Politics and the Coming of the American Revolution
Chapter 2 The First Union: Nationalism versus Internationalism in the American Revolution
Chapter 3 War and State Formation in Revolutionary America
Chapter 4 John Adams, Republican Monarchist: An Inquiry into the Origins of His Constitutional Thought
Chapter 5 Revising Custom, Embracing Choice: Early American Legal Scholars and the Republicanization of the Common LawPART II: Society, Politics, and Culture in the New Nation
Chapter 6 The Ratification Paradox in the Great Valley of the Appalachians
Chapter 7 Similarities and Continuities: Free Society in the Tobacco South before and after the American Revolution
Chapter 8 The Irish Immigrant and the Broadening of the Polity in Philadelphia, 1790-1800
Chapter 9 Dionysian Rhetoric and Apollonian Solutions: The Politics of Union and Disunion in the Age of Federalism
Chapter 10 Civil Society in Post-Revolutionary America
Chapter 11 Religion, Moderation, and Regime-Building in Post-Revolutionary AmericaPART III: The American Revolution and the Atlantic World
Chapter 12 The American Loyalist Diaspora and the Reconfiguration of the British Atlantic World
Chapter 13 Early Slave Narratives and the Culture of the Atlantic Market
Chapter 14 The British Caribbean in the Age of Revolution
Chapter 15 Freedom, Migration, and the American RevolutionNotes 315
Index 373

About the Author

Eliga H. Gould is a professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire. Peter S. Onuf is professor emeritus of history at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Mind of Thomas Jefferson.


The essays in this collection are in turns stimulating, provocative, and enlightening. They represent some of the best new work on the political history of the American Revolution and highlight some promising new directions in Atlantic history. Journal of Southern History The many interesting essays in this volume together constitute a valuable scholarly contribution. -- Eric Hinderaker Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History Taken together, these essays whet the reader's appetite for more. -- Colin Bonwick Journal of American History Exciting new collection. -- Peter A. Coclanis New West Indian Guide A stout, wide-ranging and well-produced volume which includes many useful contributions and testifies to ways in which the American Revolution has now been accommodated. Journal of American Studies In very thin disguise, this book is a thoroughly deserved festschrift for Johns Hopkins historian and long-time Doktorvater, Jack P. Greene. -- Edward Countryman Journal of the Early Republic An excellent collection of specialized monographs on a variety of topics in the reformation of the British Empire following the Seven Years War. -- Wayne F. Anderson Sixteenth Century Journal This collection of essays represents an important and rigorously-researched body of scholarship. -- James E. Bradley Parliamentary History

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