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CONTENTS List of Illustrations List of Maps Abbreviations Introduction and acknowledgements Part 1. Occupation 1. Intrusion and Empire Hern n Cort¿s and Christopher Newport; motives and methods. 2. Occupying American Space Symbolic occupation; physical occupation; peopling the land. 3. Confronting American Peoples A mosaic of peoples; Christianity and civility; coexistence and segregation. 4. Exploiting American Resources Plunder and 'improvement'; labour supply; transatlantic economies. Part 2. Consolidation 5. Crown and Colonists The framework of empire; authority and resistance. 6. The Ordering of Society Hierarchy and control; social antagonism and emerging elites. 7. America as Sacred Space God's providential design; the church and society; a plurality of creeds. 8. Empire and Identity Transatlantic communities; creole communities; cultural communities. Part 3. Emancipation 9. Societies on the Move Expanding populations; moving frontiers; slave and free. 10. War and Reform The Seven Years' War and imperial defence; the drive for reform; redefining imperial relationships. 11. Empires in Crisis The movement of ideas; a community divided; a crisis contained. 12. A New World in the Making The search for legitimacy; the end of empire; the emancipation of America: contrasting experiences. 13. Epilogue Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
America -- History -- To 1810.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History.
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- History.
British -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History.
Spaniards -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History.
America -- Colonization.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.