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The Fault Lines of Empire: Political Differentiation in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1760-1830

The Fault Lines of Empire: Political Differentiation in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1760-1830

1st Edition

Elizabeth Mancke
November 29, 2004

The Fault Lines of Empire  is a fascinating comparative study of two communities in the early modern British Empire--one in Massachusetts, the other in Nova Scotia. Elizabeth Mancke focuses on these two locations to examine how British attempts at reforming their empire impacted the...

The King's Living Image: The Culture and Politics of Viceregal Power in Colonial Mexico

The King's Living Image: The Culture and Politics of Viceregal Power in Colonial Mexico

1st Edition

Alejandro Caneque
September 15, 2004

To rule their vast new American territories, the Spanish monarchs appointed viceroys in an attempt to reproduce the monarchical system of government prevailing at the time in Europe. But despite the political significance of the figure of the viceroy, little is known about the mechanisms of...

Naked Tropics: Essays on Empire and Other Rogues

Naked Tropics: Essays on Empire and Other Rogues

1st Edition

Kenneth Maxwell
July 24, 2003

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Negotiated Empires: Centers and Peripheries in the Americas, 1500–1820

Negotiated Empires: Centers and Peripheries in the Americas, 1500–1820

1st Edition

Christine Daniels, Michael V. Kennedy
June 21, 2002

In this innovative volume, leading historians of the early modern Americas examine the subjects of early modern, continuing colonization, and the relations between established colonies and frontiers of settlement. Their original essays about centers and peripheries in Spanish, Portuguese, French,...

Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

1st Edition

Linda Sturtz
May 31, 2002

This is an engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 17th & 18th centuries. It examines the social restrictions on women's behaviour and speech, opportunities and difficulties these women encountered in the legal system, the economic and...

Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite, 1691-1776

Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite, 1691-1776

1st Edition

Trevor Burnard
January 02, 2002

Examining the lives of 460 of the wealthiest men who lived in colonial Maryland, Burnard traces the development of this elite from a hard-living, profit-driven merchant-planter class in the seventeenth century to a more genteel class of plantation owners in the eighteenth century. This study...

Tropical Versailles: Empire, Monarchy, and the Portuguese Royal Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1821

Tropical Versailles: Empire, Monarchy, and the Portuguese Royal Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1821

1st Edition

Kirsten Schultz
August 24, 2001

This engaging study tells the fascinating story of the only European empire to relocate its capital to the New World....

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