Wheelers Books

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

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

P. J. Marshall focuses on a crucial phase in the history of British-American relations: the first ten years of American Independence. Neither the trauma of war nor the failure to create harmonious political relations prevented the re-establishment of the very close links that had... read full description below.

Usually ships 4-6 weeks – This is an indent title (internationally sourced to order from a local supplier).

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9780199640355
Barcode 9780199640355
Published 1 April 2012 by Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $117.99 Wheelers price
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780199640355
ISBN-10 0199640351
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 1 April 2012
International Publication Date 22 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900
American History
American history: c 1500 to c 1800
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Military History
International Relations
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 658g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress United States - Foreign relations - Great Britain, Great Britain - Foreign relations - United States, United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783, Great Britain - History - 1760-1789, Great Britain - Commerce - Atlantic Ocean Region - History - 18th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 327.41073
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 distain. What were taken to be the virtues of the British constitution were confidently reasserted and there was little inclination either to disengage from empire or to manage it in different ways, as is shown in chapters dealing with Britain's continuing imperial commitments around the Atlantic. 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 migrants still 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 political alienation to keep them apart.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Marshall's Remaking the British Atlantic is a profoundly important book that should become the standard text for understanding Anglo-American relations after the Revolution. T. H. Breen, Times Literary Supplement

^ top

Author's Bio

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.

^ top