American Leviathan Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier
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Description: The dark and bloody ground of the frontier during the years of the American Revolution created much that we associate with the idea of America. Between 1763 and 1795, westerners not only participated in a war of independence but also engaged in a revolution that ushered in fundamental changes in the relationship between individuals and society. In the West, the process was stripped down to its essence: uncertainty, competition, disorder, and frenzied and contradictory attempts to reestablish order. The violent nature of the contest to reconstitute sovereignty produced a revolutionary settlement, riddled with what we would regard as paradox, in which new notions of race went hand in hand with new definitions of citizenship. In the almost Hobbesian state of nature that the West had become, westerners created a liberating yet frightening vision of what society was to be. nbsp; In vivid detail, Patrick Griffin recaptures a chaotic world of settlers, Indians, speculators, British regulars, and American and state officials vying with one another to remake the American West during its most formative period.
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Tom Quick's Monument|
|State of Nature|
|Drawing the Line: The Ideology of British Empire in the American West|
|Crossing the Line: The Limits of Empire in the West|
|Abandoning the Line: The Failure of Empire in the West|
|State of War|
|Revolution and Chaos: Lord Dunmore's War and the Search for Order|
|Revolution and Uncertainty: The War of Independence and Self-Sovereignty|
|Revolution and Violence: Warring Against Indians and Reimagining the West|
|South and North: Envisioning Commonwealth on the Frontier|
|West and East: The Limits of Commonwealth on the Frontier|
|American Leviathan: The Covenant for Commonwealth|
|Epilogue: George Rogers Clark's Monument|