Creating the British Atlantic
Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework,this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he hasbeen developing throughout his distinguished career. In these essays Greene explores the efforts toimpose Old World institutions, identities, and values upon the New World societies being createdduring the colonization process. He shows how transplanted Old World components-political,legal, and social-were adapted to meet the demands of new, economically viable, expansivecultural hearths. Greene argues that these transplantations and adaptations were of fundamentalimportance in the formation and evolution of the new American republic and the society itrepresented. The scope of this work allows Greene to consider in depth numeroussubjects, including the dynamics of colonization, the development and character of provincialidentities, the relationship between new settler societies in America and the emerging BritishEmpire, and the role of cultural power in social and political formation.
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