Negotiated Empires Centers and Peripheries in the Americas, 1500-1820

ISBN-10: 0415925398

ISBN-13: 9780415925396

Edition: 2002

Authors: Christine Daniels, Leslie Page Moch, Jack P. Greene, Michael V. Kennedy, Amy Turner Bushnell

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These essays argue that coercive imperial authority has been vastly overrated. Distance, the primacy of trade over politics, and the refusal of colonized peoples to recognize European authority resulted in de-centralized American empires.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Leslie Page Moch is Professor of History at Michigan State University and author of Paths to the City: Regional Migration in Nineteenth-Century France and editor of European Migrants: Global and Local Perspectives (with Dirk Hoerder) and Challenging Authority: The Historical Study of Contentious Politics (with Michael Hanagan and Wayne te Brake). She is president of the Social Science History Association (2002).

Dr. Michael V. Kennedy teaches in the History Department at High Point University in North Carolina and has published a number of scholarly books and articles on historical topics. He has also written several humor novels and plays and paints whenever the opportunity arises, as evidenced by the original painting used for this volume's cover.

Preface
Peripheries, Centers, and the Construction of Early Modern American Empires: An Introduction
Gates, Patterns, and Peripheries: The Field of Frontier Latin America
Integral to Empire: The Vital Peripheries of Colonial Spanish America
Reconsidering the Center: Puebla and Mexico City, 1550-1650
Colonial Centers, Colonial Peripheries, and the Economic Agency of the Spanish State
Bourbons and Barbaros: Center and Periphery in the Reshaping of Spanish Indian Policy
Centers and Peripheries in the Luso-Brazilian World, 1500-1808
The Periphery of the Periphery? Vila Boa de Goias, 1780-1835
Other Netherlands beyond the Sea: Dutch America between Metropolitan Control and Divergence, 1600-1795
Center and Periphery in French North America
The "Frontier Era" of the French Caribbean, 1620s-1690s
Negotiating an Empire: Britain and Its Overseas Peripheries, c. 1550-1780
Transatlantic Colonization and the Redefinition of Empire in the Early Modern Era: The British-American Experience
Perceptions from the Periphery: Colonial American Views of Britain's Asiatic Empire, 1756-1783
"Empire for Liberty" Center and Peripheries in Postcolonial America
Notes on Contributors
Index
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