Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence by P. J. Marshall

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

byP. J. Marshall

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Remaking the British Atlantic focuses on a crucial phase in the history of British-American relations: the first ten years of American Independence. These set the pattern for some years to come. On the one hand, there was to be no effective political rapprochement after rebellion and war.Mainstream British opinion was little influenced by the failure to subdue the revolt or by the emergence of a new America, for which they mostly felt disdain. What were taken to be the virtues of the British constitution were confidently reasserted and there was little inclination either todisengage from empire or to manage it in different ways. For their part, many Americans defined the new order that they were seeking to establish by their rejection of what they took to be the abuses of contemporary Britain.On the other hand, neither the trauma of war nor the failure to create harmonious political relations could prevent the re-establishment of the very close links that had spanned the pre-war Atlantic, locking people on both sides of it into close connections with one another. Many British migrantsstill went to America. Britain remained America's dominant trading partner. American tastes and the intellectual life of the new republic continued to be largely reflections of British tastes and ideas. America and Britain were too important for too many people in too many ways for politicalalienation to keep them apart.

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P. J. Marshall received his first degree and doctorate from Oxford University. His working life between 1959 and 1993 was spent at King's College, London, where he became Rhodes Professor of Imperial History. He is a fellow of the British Academy.
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Title:Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American IndependenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.73 inPublished:March 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: TRANSATLANTIC POLITICS1. Ending the War2. Making Peace3. The Challenge of Revolutionary America4. The Challenge of Great Britain5. The Politics of Trade6. Imperial Frameworks7. Ireland8. The British Empire in North America after 17839. The Swing to the South10. Empires of Righteousness: Native Americans, Enslaved Africans, and IndiansPart II: TRANSATLANTIC COMMUNITIES11. Crossing the Ocean12. British Communities in North America after 178313. The Course of Trade14. Customs in Common15. Transatlantic ProtestantsConclusionBibliography