New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas (BOK)

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New World Orders Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas Edited by John Smolenski and Thomas J. Humphrey "Fascinating case studies of how authority was both brutal yet precarious and malleable in the French, Spanish, English, and Dutch empires of the New World."--American Historical Review "This is an almost ideal anthology for graduate students and scholars still weighing the value of Atlantic-world scholarship. The essays are consistently strong and jargon-free. Editors and authors have produced a crisp, coherent, and readable volume whose case studies and arguments should stimulate discussion on the merits of the connecting themes rather than suffer cannibalization by specialists perusing only contributions from a particular geographic region."--Hispanic American Historical Review "This wide-ranging collection ...offers [a] compelling framework to connect the small triumphs and tragedies of daily life in colonial outposts with the grand plans of distant empire builders."--Journal of the Early Republic As the geographic boundaries of early American history have expanded, so too have historians' attempts to explore the comparative dimensions of this history. At the same time, historians have struggled to find a conceptual framework flexible enough to incorporate the sweeping narratives of imperial history and the hidden narratives of social history into a broader, synthetic whole. No such paradigm that captures the two perspectives has yet emerged. New World Orders addresses these broad conceptual issues by reexamining the relationships among violence, sanction, and authority in the early modern Americas. More specifically, the essays in this volume explore the wide variety of legal and extralegal means--from state-sponsored executions to unsanctioned crowd actions--by which social order was maintained, with a particular emphasis on how extralegal sanctions were defined and used; how such sanctions related to legal forms of maintaining order; and how these patterns of sanction, embedded within other forms of colonialism and culture, created cultural, legal, social, or imperial spaces in the early Americas. With essays written by senior and junior scholars on the British, Spanish, Dutch, and French colonies, New World Orders presents one of the most comprehensive looks at the sweep of colonization in the Atlantic world. By juxtaposing case studies from Brazil, Venezuela, New York, California, Saint Domingue, and Louisiana with treatments of broader trends in Anglo-America or Spanish America more generally, the volume demonstrates the need to examine the questions of violence, sanction, and authority in hemispheric perspective. John Smolenski teaches history at the University of California, Davis. Thomas J. Humphrey is Associate Professor of History at Cleveland State University and author of Land and Liberty: Hudson Valley Riots in the Age of Revolution. Early American Studies 2005 | 376 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-3895-2 | Cloth | $59.95s | GBP39.00 ISBN 978-0-8122-1922-7 | Paper | $26.50s | GBP17.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-9000-4 | Ebook | $26.50s | GBP17.50 World Rights | American History Short copy: New World Orders juxtaposes case studies from Brazil to California to New York to explore the wide variety of legal and extralegal means by which social order was maintained in the early Americas.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9780812219227 Antall sider 370
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm Vekt 543 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende John Smolenski, Thomas J. Humphrey
Emner og form History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700