Tropical Versailles Empire, Monarchy, and the Portuguese Royal Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1821
Naked Tropics Essays on Empire and Other Rogues
By Linda Sturtz
May 31, 2002
This is an engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 17th & 18th centuries. It examines the social restrictions on women's behaviour and speech, opportunities and difficulties these women encountered in the legal system, the economic and ...
By Christine Daniels, Michael V. Kennedy
June 21, 2002
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, ...
By Kirsten Schultz
August 24, 2001
This engaging study tells the fascinating story of the only European empire to relocate its capital to the New World....
By Kenneth Maxwell
July 24, 2003
In this volume distinguished historian Kenneth Maxwell collects some of his most significant writings, following Portugal's imperial journey from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and from the coast of Asia to the mouth of the Red Sea. Maxwell takes the reader on a lively journey from Macao to the ...
By Trevor Burnard
January 02, 2002
Examining the lives of 460 of the wealthiest men who lived in colonial Maryland, Burnard traces the development of this elite from a hard-living, profit-driven merchant-planter class in the seventeenth century to a more genteel class of plantation owners in the eighteenth century. This study ...
By Alejandro Caneque
September 15, 2004
To rule their vast new American territories, the Spanish monarchs appointed viceroys in an attempt to reproduce the monarchical system of government prevailing at the time in Europe. But despite the political significance of the figure of the viceroy, little is known about the mechanisms of ...
By Elizabeth Mancke
November 29, 2004
The Fault Lines of Empire is a fascinating comparative study of two communities in the early modern British Empire--one in Massachusetts, the other in Nova Scotia. Elizabeth Mancke focuses on these two locations to examine how British attempts at reforming their empire impacted the ...