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Empires Nations And Families

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Author: Anne F. Hyde
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803245831
Size: 19.24 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 648
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George Galphin S Intimate Empire

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Author: Bryan C. Rindfleisch
Publisher: Indians and Southern History
ISBN: 081732027X
Size: 32.36 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: A revealing saga detailing the economic, familial, and social bonds forged by Indian trader George Galphin in the early American South A native of Ireland, George Galphin arrived in South Carolina in 1737 and quickly emerged as one of the most proficient deerskin traders in the South. This was due in large part to his marriage to Metawney, a Creek Indian woman from the town of Coweta, who incorporated Galphin into her family and clan, allowing him to establish one of the most profitable merchant companies in North America. As part of his trade operations, Galphin cemented connections with Indigenous and European peoples across the South, while simultaneously securing links to merchants and traders in the British Empire, continental Europe, and beyond. In George Galphin's Intimate Empire: The Creek Indians, Family, and Colonialism in Early America, Bryan C. Rindfleisch presents a complex narrative about eighteenth-century cross-cultural relationships. Reconstructing the multilayered bonds forged by Galphin and challenging scholarly understandings of life in the Native South, the American South more broadly, and the Atlantic World, Rindfleisch looks simultaneously at familial, cultural, political, geographical, and commercial ties--examining how eighteenth-century people organized their world, both mentally and physically. He demonstrates how Galphin's importance emerged through the people with whom he bonded. At their most intimate, Galphin's multilayered relationships revolved around the Creek, Anglo-French, and African children who comprised his North American family, as well as family and friends on the other side of the Atlantic. Through extensive research in primary sources, Rindfleisch reconstructs an expansive imperial world that stretches across the American South and reaches into London and includes Indians, Europeans, and Africans who were intimately interconnected and mutually dependent. As a whole, George Galphin's Intimate Empire provides critical insights into the intensely personal dimensions and cross-cultural contours of the eighteenth-century South and how empire-building and colonialism were, by their very nature, intimate and familial affairs.


Building An American Empire

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Author: Paul Frymer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691166056
Size: 65.32 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Book Description: How American westward expansion was governmentally engineered to promote the formation of a white settler nation Westward expansion of the United States is most conventionally remembered for rugged individualism, geographic isolationism, and a fair amount of luck. Yet the establishment of the forty-eight contiguous states was hardly a foregone conclusion, and the federal government played a critical role in its success. This book examines the politics of American expansion, showing how the government's regulation of population movements on the frontier, both settlement and removal, advanced national aspirations for empire and promoted the formation of a white settler nation. Building an American Empire details how a government that struggled to exercise plenary power used federal land policy to assert authority over the direction of expansion by engineering the pace and patterns of settlement and to control the movement of populations. At times, the government mobilized populations for compact settlement in strategically important areas of the frontier; at other times, policies were designed to actively restrain settler populations in order to prevent violence, international conflict, and breakaway states. Paul Frymer examines how these settlement patterns helped construct a dominant racial vision for America by incentivizing and directing the movement of white European settlers onto indigenous and diversely populated lands. These efforts were hardly seamless, and Frymer pays close attention to the failures as well, from the lack of further expansion into Latin America to the defeat of the black colonization movement. Building an American Empire reveals the lasting and profound significance government settlement policies had for the nation, both for establishing America as dominantly white and for restricting broader aspirations for empire in lands that could not be so racially engineered.


Masters Of The Middle Waters

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Author: Jacob F. Lee
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN: 0674987675
Size: 29.88 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: From the fall of Cahokia in the early fourteenth century to the ascendancy of the young United States in the early nineteenth century, Jacob Lee reinterprets the history of early North America by tracing the key role major midcontinental rivers and social networks played in linking Indian nations and European empires in a long, shared history of conquest and resistance. Long before Europeans set foot on the shores of North America, Siouan peoples from the Great Plains, Algonquians from the Great Lakes, and Muskhogeans from the South traded with and fought each other in the heart of the midcontinent. Starting in the early 1600s, the Illinois became the dominant power in the region, constructing a network of allies that stretched from Lake Superior to Arkansas. They were at the height of their power in 1673 when the first French explorers, Jolliet and Marquette, appeared in the region. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, the major empires in North American history--France, Britain, Spain, and the US--claimed part or all of the region. When Americans came on the scene and began to remake the midcontinent, they overturned the patterns of 150 years of interaction between Indians and Europeans.--


Breakaway Americas

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Author: Thomas Richards, Jr.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421437139
Size: 65.55 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Book Description: Through its wide focus on a diverse array of American political practices and ideologies, Breakaway Americas will appeal to anyone interested in the Jacksonian United States, US politics, American identity, and the unpredictable nature of history.


The End Of American Childhood

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Author: Paula S. Fass
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691178208
Size: 16.62 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But as parents today hover over every detail of their children's lives, are the qualities that once made American childhood special still desired or possible? Placing the experiences of children and parents against the backdrop of social, political, and cultural shifts, Fass challenges Americans to reconnect with the beliefs that set the American understanding of childhood apart from the rest of the world. Fass examines how freer relationships between American children and parents transformed the national culture, altered generational relationships among immigrants, helped create a new science of child development, and promoted a revolution in modern schooling. She looks at the childhoods of icons including Margaret Mead and Ulysses S. Grant—who, as an eleven-year-old, was in charge of his father's fields and explored his rural Ohio countryside. Fass also features less well-known children like ten-year-old Rose Cohen, who worked in the drudgery of nineteenth-century factories. Bringing readers into the present, Fass argues that current American conditions and policies have made adolescence socially irrelevant and altered children's road to maturity, while parental oversight threatens children's competence and initiative. Showing how American parenting has been firmly linked to historical changes, The End of American Childhood considers what implications this might hold for the nation's future.


Empire Nation And Beyond

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Author: Frederic E. Wakeman
Publisher: University of California Inst of East
ISBN:
Size: 70.87 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 323
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Shaped By The West Volume 1

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Author: William F. Deverell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520964373
Size: 79.45 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America’s expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property. William Deverell and Anne F. Hyde provide a nuanced look at the past, balancing topics in society and politics and representing all kinds of westerners—black and white, native and immigrant, male and female, powerful and powerless—from more than twenty states across the West and the shifting frontier. The sources included reflect the important role of the West in national narratives of American history, beginning with the pre-Columbian era in Volume 1 and taking us to the twenty-first century in Volume 2. Together, these volumes cover first encounters, conquests and revolts, indigenous land removal, slavery and labor, race, ethnicity and gender, trade and diplomacy, industrialization, migration and immigration, and changing landscapes and environments. Key Features & Benefits: Expertly curated personal letters, government documents, editorials, photos, and never before published materials offer lively, vivid introductions to the tools of history. Annotations, captions, and brief essays provide accessible entry points to an extraordinarily wide range of themes—adding context and perspective from leaders in the field. Highlights connections between western and national histories to foster critical thinking about America’s diverse past and today’s challenging issues.


Dijavol U Lomu

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ISBN: 9786171210080
Size: 55.52 MB
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Languages : uk
Pages : 325
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Assassin

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Author: Робін Гобб
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171275859
Size: 65.77 MB
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Book Description: Фітц — позашлюбний син принца-наступника. Той, кого переслідувала смерть. Той, хто сам став смертю. Маленький хлопчик, що виріс у холоднокровного найманого вбивцю. На нього чекав шлях мовчазного найманця, покірного служки короля. Але тепер Фітц — мисливець на «перекованих», людей, у яких було знищено все людське. Його місія небезпечна. Одна похибка може вартувати життя. Та він не сам. Слід у слід за ним ступає вовк Нічноокий, якого чоловік приручив і виховав. Наближається час перевороту. Час, коли Фітц має виконати своє призначення. Його вистежуватимуть, на нього полюватимуть. І якщо він хоче врятуватися, то має забути про людську подобу. І стати вовком…