Franco Venturi, premier European interpreter of the Enlightenment, is still completing his acclaimed multi-volume work, a grand synthesis of Western history before the French Revolution as seen through the perceptive eyes of Italian observers.
Originally published in 1991.
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Описание: A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City invites students to experience the chaos of the American Revolution.
Автор: Flint, Kate Название: Transatlantic indian, 1776-1930 ISBN: 0691131201 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691131207 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5225 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Presents the iconic figure of the Native American in the British cultural imagination, examining how Native Americans regarded the British and how they challenged their cultural image in Britain. This title argues that native perspectives are essential to our understanding of transatlantic relations and the development of transnational modernity.
Описание: Settler Society in the English Leeward Islands, 1670–1776 is the first study of the history of the federated colony of the Leeward Islands - Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis, and St Kitts - that covers all four islands in the period from their independence from Barbados in 1670 up to the outbreak of the American Revolution, which reshaped the Caribbean. Natalie A. Zacek emphasizes the extent to which the planters of these islands attempted to establish recognizably English societies in tropical islands based on plantation agriculture and African slavery. By examining conflicts relating to ethnicity and religion, controversies regarding sex and social order, and a series of virulent battles over the limits of local and imperial authority, this book depicts these West Indian colonists as skilled improvisers who adapted to an unfamiliar environment, and as individuals as committed as other American colonists to the norms and values of English society, politics, and culture.
Описание: In the years of revolution between 1776 and 1848, stress and transition produced some fundamental reflections on politics and society. This introductory text considers how a cluster of key European thinkers, including Burke, Hegel, Tocqueville and Marx, viewed the global political upheavals and social changes of their times.
Автор: Janis, Mark Weston Название: America and the Law ofNations 1776-1939 ISBN: 0199579342 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199579341 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10096 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book narrates the important role that international law has played in America and the crucial if complex story of America`s place in promoting and frustrating international law. Based on the stories of key figures in American history and written in an accessible style, it is a must read for anyone interested in America`s place in the world.
Описание: This book traces the importance of the United States for German colonialism from the late eighteenth century to 1945, focusing on American westward expansion and racial politics. Jens-Uwe Guettel argues that from the late eighteenth century onward, ideas of colonial expansion played a very important role in liberal, enlightened, and progressive circles in Germany, which, in turn, looked across the Atlantic to the liberal-democratic United States for inspiration and concrete examples. In the early years of the twentieth century, this America-inspired and -influenced imperial liberalism dominated German colonial discourse and practice. Yet following this pre-1914 peak of liberal political influence on the administration and governance of Germany's colonies, the expansionist ideas embraced by Germany's far-right after the country's defeat in the First World War had little or no connection with the German Empire's liberal imperialist tradition. German Expansionism, Imperial Liberalism, and the United States, 1776–1945 therefore shows that, for example, Nazi plans for the settlement of conquered Eastern European territories were not directly linked to pre-1914 transatlantic exchanges concerning race and expansionism.
Автор: Marshall Название: Industrial England, 1776-1851 ISBN: 0415848342 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415848343 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4388 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Dr Dorothy Marshall covers a vital period in English social development, during which the traditional social hierarchy of order and degree was giving place to a class society marked by the growth of a self-conscious working class. The author shows how, between 1776 and 1851, industrialization brought about major changes in the structure of society, so that by 1851 the outlines of modern urban and industrial society had been irrevocably drawn. She examines the social implications of the Industrial Revolution, referring in particular to the growth of urban society, the repercussions on the rural community and the resulting alterations in the social structure. She examines upper-, middle- and working-class opinions on such topics as religion and education, and traces the effect of the economic and social changes on the constitution and on political life. In the final chapter Dr Marshall describes the way in which the abuses of the new society brought about the demand for parliamentary legislation to deal with the injustices of the Poor Law, the factory system, and the problem of sanitation. This fascinating book was first published in 1973.
Автор: Serna Pierre Название: Republics at War, 1776-1840 ISBN: 1137328819 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137328816 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 9349 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This collection probes the troubling connections between war and republic during Revolutionary era, 1776-1840. It presents the work of an international team of scholars, some of them in English for the first time.
Описание: The Declaration of Independence proclaimed freedom for Americans from the domination of Great Britain, yet for millions of African Americas caught up in a brutal system of racially based slavery, freedom would be denied for ninety additional years until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "Freedom's Delay: America's Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865" probes the slow, painful, yet ultimately successful crusade to end slavery throughout the nation, North and South. This work fills an important gap in the literature of slavery's demise. Unlike other authors who focus largely on specific time periods or regional areas, Allen Carden presents a thematically structured national synthesis of emancipation. "Freedom's Delay" offers a comprehensive and unique overview of the process of manumission commencing in 1776 when slavery was a national institution, not just the southern experience known historically by most Americans. In this volume, the entire country is examined, and major emancipatory efforts--political, literary, legal, moral, and social--made by black and white, free and enslaved individuals are documented over the years from independence through the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. "Freedom's Delay" dispels many of the myths about slavery and abolition, including that racial servitude was of little consequence in the North, and, where it did exist, it ended quickly and easily; that abolition was a white man's cause and blacks were passive recipients of liberty; that the South seceded primarily to protect states' rights, not slavery; and that the North fought the Civil War primarily to end the subjugation of African Americans. By putting these misunderstandings aside, this book reveals what actually transpired in the fight for human rights during this critical era. Carden's inclusion of a cogent preface and epilogue assures that "Freedom's Delay" will find a significant place in the literature of American slavery and freedom. With a compelling preface and epilogue, notes, illustrations and tables, and a detailed bibliography, this volume will be of great value not only in courses on American history and African American history but also to the general reading public. Allen Carden is professor of history at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California. He is the author of "Puritan Christianity in America: Religion and Life in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts."