Elusive Empires : Constructing Colonialism in the Ohio Valley, 1673-1800 (Paperback)

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This book examines the efforts of France, Britain, and the United States to extend imperial dominion over the Ohio Valley, focusing on the relations between Europeans and Indians to tell the story. It treats empires as cross-cultural constructions whose details were negotiated by their participants, not directed from London, Paris, or Philadelphia. Hinderaker argues that three models of empire competed for acceptance in the region: empires of commerce and of land, each of which was attempted by both the French and the British, and an empire of liberty, which grew out of the American Revolution and eventually became the basis for Euro-American occupation of the valley. The result is a fascinating story that carefully considers the wealth of recent scholarship on the West, but simultaneously offers a strikingly new interpretation of the American Revolution and its legacy in the relations between Indians and the new American nation.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521663458
SKU 30510605
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521663458
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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