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Elusive Empires: Constructing Colonialism in the Ohio Valley, 1673 1800


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November 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A fascinating story that offers a strikingly new interpretation of the origins, progress, and effects of the American Revolution.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface; Part I. Empires of Commerce: 1. Networks of trade; 2. Communities of exchange; Part II. Empires of Land: 3. Definitions of value; 4. The alchemy of property; Interscript: the Ohio Valley on the eve of revolution; Part III. Empire of Liberty: 5. Land and liberty; 6. Empire ascendant; Notes.

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"In this day of increasingly narrow historical specialization, this book is wonderfully expansive." J. Russel Snapp, The Virginia Magazine "Hinderaker is at his best in depicting the Ohio Valley and Mississippian Indian cultures and economies, and in contrasting the British/Colonial and French experiences in opening the Ohio Valley frontier...this work is informative and provocative in interpretation." H.M. Ward, Choice "This clearly written and solidly researched overview of Indian and white relations in the Ohio Valley provides an excellent place to begin any study of the region." R. Douglas Hunt, The Journal of American History "Elusive Empires is an imaginative, elegantly written account of the imperial contest for the Ohio Valley from the arrival of French explorers and missionaries in the late seventeenth century to the final triumph of American interests in the decade that followed the Revolution." Susan E. Gray, The North Carolina Historical Review "Elusive Empires is an imaginative, elegantly written account of the imperial contest for the Ohio Valley from the arrival of French explorers and missionaries in the late seventeenth century to the final triumph of American interests in the decade that followed the Revolution." Susan E. Gray, The North Carolina Historical Review "His analysis of the various cultures is fascinating." Lee Soltow, Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Elusive Empires is well written, and Hinderaker has advanced the understanding of relations between Europeans, Euroamericans, and Native Americans by synthesizing old and new scholarship." David L. Kimbrough, Journal of Illinois History "Elusive Empires is well written, and Hinderaker has advnaced the understanding of relations between Europeans, Euroamericans, and Native Americans by synthesizing old and new scholarship." David L. Kimbrough, Journal of International History "Elusive Empires is well written, and Hinderaker has advnaced the understanding of relations between Europeans, Euroamericans, and Native Americans by synthesizing old and new scholarship." David L. Kimbrough, Journal of International History "This thoughtful study, based upon wide research in various sources, makes useful distinctions among the three types of frontier empires." The Journal of the Early Republic
EAN: 9780521663458
ISBN: 0521663458
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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