In this innovative volume, leading historians of the early modern Americas examine the subjects of early modern, continuing colonization, and the relations between established colonies and frontiers of settlement. Their original essays about centers and peripheries in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and British America invite comparison.
"The fourteen substantive essays in this volume and the introduction to them, all crafted with impressive imagination and skill by careful scholars, demonstrate persuasively how applicable the conceptual framework of center-periphery analysis can be. The volume as a whole . raises challenging questions that enrich the study of early modern empires." -- David Barry Gaspar, Duke University
"This fine collection of essays brings together the history of the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch and British Atlantic empires in a way that illuminates the tensions within and connections between them. In bringing together experts on all of these regions to present a work that truly encompasses all of the Americas, the editors have made a major contribution to the field." -- Laurent Dubois, Michigan State University
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"This collection is highly recommended. Specialists will appreciate the new work on debates that are central to their fields, but, more important, Negotiated Empires offers an accessible, comprehensive, and challenging introduction for non-specialists in one volume. It is a timely and welcome addition to the literature available on world history, Atlantic history, and other comparative or tropical concerns.
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