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Congressional Insolvency

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Provides background accounts of political development in the USA from the American War of Independence to the Philadelphia Convention, and establish that, by 1787, Congress was marked by military ... More


Making Peace

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The peace between Britain and America was the achievement on the British side of Lord Shelburne. He had opposed the war and hoped that the Americans would return to a close relationship with Britain ... More


Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

P. J. Marshall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

How did Britain and America face up to the new world of American independence? This book argues that there was a sharp division between political relations and the many other links that had bound ... More


Europe and the American Revolution

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the American Revolution on the democratic and revolutionary spirit in Europe, to the desire, that is, for a reconstitution of government and society. The first ... More


The American Revolution: The Forces in Conflict

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the players involved in the American Revolution, which is considered a great event for the whole Euro-American world. In the Age of the Democratic Revolution, the American ... More


The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

P.J. Marshall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

The loss of the greater part of the British Empire in North America, along with the independence of the former thirteen colonies and the creation of a new British territorial empire in eastern India, ... More


Ending the War

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The manner in which the war came to an end had very important consequences both for the future of Anglo‐American relations and for the impact which the loss of America would have on Britain and its ... More


Bolívar’s Dreams of Gran Colombia

Joseph M. Parent

in Uniting States: Voluntary Union in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782192
eISBN:
9780199919147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter charts the stellar success and then tragic failure of Simon Bolívar’s attempt to unify several states in northern South America into Gran Colombia. Despite his great charisma and ... More


Britain and the ‘Long’ Eighteenth Century, 1688–1815

Jeremy Black

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Jeremy Black focuses on British policy and strategy in the so‐called ‘long’ eighteenth century, beginning with the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and ending with the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Chapter ... More


Introduction

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After explaining how the book is divided into sections, one dealing with continuing political hostility and the other with the resumption of transatlantic links, which amounted to the restoration of ... More


The Declaration of American Independence

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the gradual processes which gave way to the independence of American colonists from British rule. The chapter looks at the ideology and principles that surrounded the Boston ... More


The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Stephen Conway

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines a hitherto neglected aspect of the War of American Independence, providing the first wide-ranging account of the impact of this 18th-century conflict upon the politics, economy, ... More


Classical Education and the Early American Democratic Style

Joy Connolly

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines classical rhetoric's central role in the formation of early American cultural identity. It surveys classical education in eighteenth‐ and early nineteenth‐century America, ... More


The Challenge of Great Britain

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The impact of the war varied in severity throughout America, generally leaving the bitterest legacy in the south. After the war Britain was widely conceived still to be hostile to America, trying to ... More


The end of empire and the death of religion: A reconsideration of Hume’s later political thought

Moritz Baumstark

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter reconsiders David Hume’s thinking on the fate of the British Empire and the future of established religion. It provides a detailed reconstruction of the development of his views on ... More


Empires of Righteousness: Native Americans, Enslaved Africans, and Indians

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

How they treated indigenous peoples was a matter for recrimination between Britons and Americans. During the war Native Americans generally sided with the British as did escaped slaves, some of whom ... More


Independence: April–July 1776

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In Britain after Easter 1776, Prime Minister Lord North's administration had no further political decisions to make on America. Neither the coercion of armed force nor the conciliation of the Peace ... More


Ritual Performance: Surrender during the American War of Independence

Daniel Krebs

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This case study on German subsidy troops fighting in the American War of Independence understands surrender as a ritual performance, turning defeated soldiers into symbolic capital. If the ritual was ... More


Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book studies the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence ... More


Charles James Fox

L. G. Mitchell

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201045
eISBN:
9780191674815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201045.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Charles James Fox was one of the most colourful figures in 18th-century politics. Notorious for the excesses of his private life, he was at the same time one of the leading politicians of his ... More


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