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The nation's nature
James David Drake

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The nation's nature
how continental presumptions gave rise to the United States of America
James D. Drake

Published 2011 by University of Virginia Press in Charlottesville .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction : the historical role of an imagined place
Scientific trends, continental conceptions, revolutionary implications
The geopolitical continent, 1713-1763
Continental crisis, 1763-1774
Nationalism's nature : Congress's continental aspect
Nationalism's nurture : war, peace, and the continental character of the United States, 1775-1783
Ordering lands and peoples : scientific and imperial contexts of the late eighteenth century
Seizing nature's advantages : the Constitution and the continent, 1783-1789
Epilogue : the continent from on high.

Edition Notes

"Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for an outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth-century studies ."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-383) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.3/1
Library of Congress
E179.5 .D827 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 402 p. :
Number of pages
402

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25085270M
ISBN 10
0813931223, 0813931398
ISBN 13
9780813931227, 9780813931395
LC Control Number
2010051962
OCLC/WorldCat
694283187

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