New PDF release: Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and

By Eliga H. Gould

ISBN-10: 0674046080

ISBN-13: 9780674046085

SHEAR booklet Prize (2013), Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
George Washington ebook Prize Finalist
(2013)
A Library Journal top booklet of 2012

What does it suggest to be a treaty-worthy nation?  No query mattered extra to american citizens in 1776.  As Eliga Gould exhibits during this prize-winning e-book, the necessity for overseas reputation touched all the pieces of the U.S.' early historical past -- from the drafting of the structure, to kin among settlers and Indians, to the looming debate over slavery. 

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In the aftermath of Commodore George Anson’s voyage round the world (1740–1744), during which his squadron plundered Spanish ships and possessions from the Straits of Magellan to the Philippines, British writers noted Anson’s professionalism and attentiveness to European codes of war, as well as the diligence with which he insisted that the men under his command treat their enemies with On the Margins of Europe 23 honor and respect. ”33 There was no reason, wrote a British pamphleteer in 1747, why nations should not wage war “with Politeness and good Manners, as well as .

Because the quest for treaty-worthiness affected every member of society, both in terms of the legal rights that belonging to a treaty-worthy nation conferred and the duties that it imposed, I have tried wherever possible to approach what we sometimes think of as a top-down subject from a bottom-up perspective, combining the experiences of people like John Adams with those of men and women who were neither rich nor powerful but who also had a stake in the outcome. By its very nature, though, treaty-worthiness was (and still is) a hierarchical construct, which held that some nations and people were more equal than others.

39 To his many admirers, Wolfe was a deeply compelling figure. ”42 Wolfe also ordered a devastating bombardment of Quebec itself. In recounting the effects, a French witness described “large numbers of women with their children near the citadel, weeping, lamenting, and praying . . ”43 War, even when it was conducted according to European treaties and customs, was still war. Nonetheless, Europe’s treaty-based public law came to occupy a central place in the British imagination, if only as a description of how Britons everywhere wished to see their own history and the European history of which it was a part.

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