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The Resource American leviathan : empire, nation, and revolutionary frontier, Patrick Griffin

American leviathan : empire, nation, and revolutionary frontier, Patrick Griffin

Label
American leviathan : empire, nation, and revolutionary frontier
Title
American leviathan
Title remainder
empire, nation, and revolutionary frontier
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Griffin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The war that raged along America's frontier during the period of the American Revolution was longer, bloodier, and arguably more revolutionary than what transpired on the Atlantic coast. Between 1763 and 1795 westerners not only participated in a War of Independence but engaged in a revolution that ushered in fundamental changes in social relations, political allegiances, and assumptions about the relationship between individuals and society. On the frontier, the process of forging sovereignty and citizens was stripped down to its essence. Settlers struggled with the very stuff of revolution: violence, uncertainty, disorder, and the frenzied competition to remake the fabric of society. In so doing, they were transformed from deferential subjects to self-sovereign citizens as the British Empire gave way to the American nation. But something more fundamental was at work. The violent nature of the contest to reconstitute sovereignty produced a revolutionary settlement in which race and citizenship went hand in hand. The common people demanded as much, and the state delivered. As westerners contended in a Hobbesian world, they also created some of the myths that made America American. Patrick Griffin recaptures a chaotic world of settlers, Indians, speculators, British regulars, and American and state officials, vying with one another to remake the West during its most formative period
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffin, Patrick
Dewey number
977.1/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F517
LC item number
.G79 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Ohio River Valley
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Territorial expansion
  • Ohio River Valley
  • United States
  • United States, West
  • Amerikanische Revolution
  • Tal
  • Frontier
  • Revolution
  • Ohio (Fluss)
  • USA
  • Ohio <Staat>
  • Frontier
  • Nordamerikanska frihetskriget 1775-1783
  • Förenta staterna
Label
American leviathan : empire, nation, and revolutionary frontier, Patrick Griffin
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Revolution and chaos : Lord Dunmore's war and the search for order
  • Revolution and uncertainty : the War of Independence and self-sovereignty
  • Revolution and violence : warring against Indians and reimagining the West
  • pt. III.
  • American leviathan
  • South and North : envisioning commonwealth on the frontier
  • West and East : the limits of commonwealth on the frontier
  • American leviathan : the covenant for commonwealth
  • Epilogue: George Rogers Clark's Monument
  • Introduction: Tom Quick's monument
  • pt. I.
  • State of nature
  • Drawing the line : the ideology of British Empire in the American West
  • Crossing the line : the limits of empire in the West
  • Abandoning the line : the failure of empire in the West
  • pt. II.
  • State of war
Control code
ocm74458894
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780809095155
Lccn
2006033786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74458894
  • (OCoLC)74458894
Label
American leviathan : empire, nation, and revolutionary frontier, Patrick Griffin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Revolution and chaos : Lord Dunmore's war and the search for order
  • Revolution and uncertainty : the War of Independence and self-sovereignty
  • Revolution and violence : warring against Indians and reimagining the West
  • pt. III.
  • American leviathan
  • South and North : envisioning commonwealth on the frontier
  • West and East : the limits of commonwealth on the frontier
  • American leviathan : the covenant for commonwealth
  • Epilogue: George Rogers Clark's Monument
  • Introduction: Tom Quick's monument
  • pt. I.
  • State of nature
  • Drawing the line : the ideology of British Empire in the American West
  • Crossing the line : the limits of empire in the West
  • Abandoning the line : the failure of empire in the West
  • pt. II.
  • State of war
Control code
ocm74458894
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780809095155
Lccn
2006033786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74458894
  • (OCoLC)74458894

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