Princeton University Library Catalog

The American school of empire / Edward Larkin (University of Delaware).

Author:
Larkin, Edward, 1968- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
xii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"The American School of Empire considers how an American idea of empire evolved in the 1790s and would shape and be shaped by the literature and art of the early US. Hamilton's introductory essay suggests that empire was as important to the foundation of the US as concepts like democracy, freedom, nation, and republic. This book thus begins from the premise that the history of empire in the United States can be traced back to the inception of the country, if not earlier. It contends that the United States was conceived as an empire, culturally, politically, and legally. Empire, as a broad theory for organizing not only the state but also the understanding of difference and the relationship to space, in other words, was a crucial conceptual frame shaping the culture of the early US"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-146) and index.
Contents:
Nation and empire in the early United States -- The cosmopolitan revolution : loyalism and the fiction of an American nation -- The painterly form of empire : West, Copley and late eighteenth century Anglo-American history painting -- Between empires : the Old World, the frontier, and the expansion of the United States.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107140202 (hardback)
  • 110714020X (hardback)
LCCN:
2016039096
OCLC:
951226711
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