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Among the Powers of the Earth

The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire

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$52.00 • £41.95 • €47.00

ISBN 9780674046085

Publication Date: 03/19/2012

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344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Maps:
    • North America and West Indies ca. 1754
    • North Atlantic ca. 1763
    • European Possessions in the West Indies ca. 1775
    • North America ca. 1783
    • Georgia, the Floridas, and the Gulf Coast ca. 1783–1821
    • North America and West Indies ca. 1821
  • Introduction: A Nation among Nations
  • 1. On the Margins of Europe
  • 2. The Law of Slavery
  • 3. Pax Britannica
  • 4. Independence
  • 5. A Slaveholding Republic
  • 6. The New World and the Old
  • Epilogue: Mr. Monroe’s Peace
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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