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Empires of the Atlantic world Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830

Empires of the Atlantic world [electronic resource] : Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830 / J.H. Elliott.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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1 online resource (xx, 546 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
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"Elliott identifies and explains both the similarities and differences in the two empires' processes of colonisation, the character of their colonial societies, their distinctive styles of imperial government, and the independence movements mounted against them. Based on wide reading in the history of the two great Atlantic civilizations, the book sets the Spanish and British colonial empires in the context of their own times and offers us insights into aspects of this dual history that still influence the Americas."--Jacket.
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Print version: Elliott, J.H. (John Huxtable). Empires of the Atlantic world. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-516) and index.
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.
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