Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities: Essays in Early American Cultural History

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University of Virginia Press, 1992 - 392 Seiten

Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities looks at aspects of the formation and development of English or, after 1707, British-American cultural spaces during the colonial and Revolutionary eras. It focuses on the special character of those new and rapidly changing spaces as dependent and derivative entities on the far periphery of the established core culture in England. Stressing the extent to which each of them was the product of a distinctive physical space and set of socio-economic and political circumstances affected emerging social priorities and operated to produce cultures that bth diverged sharply from that of Britain and need to be understood and analyzed in their own terms.

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ONE Mastery and the Definition of Cultural Space
1
Two Changing Identity in the British West Indies in
13
THREE Colonial South Carolina and the Caribbean Connection
68
FOUR Early South Carolina and the Psychology of British
87
The Search for Viability
113
An Interpretation of the Meaning
143
The Psychology
174
NINE The Concept of Virtue in Late Colonial British America
208
Character of the American Revolution
236
Some Reflections on
268
Culture Circumstance
290
THIRTEEN The Pursuit of Happiness the Private Realm and
310
FIFTEEN The Constitution of 1787 and the Question of Southern
327
SIXTEEN America and the Creation of the Revolutionary
348
Index
369
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Jack P. Greene is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University. He has published extensively, and his books include Peripheries and Center: Constitutional Development in the Extended Polities of the British Empire and the United States, 1607-1783; Landon Carter: An Inquiry into the Personal Values and Social Imperatives of the Eighteenth-Century Virginia Gentry and Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of the Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture.

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