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Author York, Neil Longley.

Title Turning the world upside down : the War of American Independence and the problem of empire / Neil Longley York
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages)
Series Studies in military history and international affairs
Studies in military history and international affairs.
Contents Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Imperial Competition and the Rise of British America; 2 Revolt Without Revolution; 3 Revolution Embraced, Independence Declared; 4 The War as Great Power Conflict; 5 New Nation, New Empire; Suggested Reading; Index
Summary York illustrates how Revolutionary Americans founded an empire as well as a nation, and how they saw the two as inseparable. While they had rejected Britain and denounced power politics, they would engage in realpolitik and mimic Britain as they built their empire of liberty. England had become Great Britain as an imperial nation, and Britons believed that their empire promised much to all fortunate enough to be part of it. Colonial Americans shared that belief and sense of pride. But as clashing interests and changing identities put them at odds with the prevailing view in London, dissident c
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-186) and index
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Subject Balance of power -- History -- 18th century.
Imperialism -- History -- 18th century.
National characteristics, American.
Political messianism -- United States.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 -- Philosophy.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0313059551 (electronic bk.)
9780313059551 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)