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The Resource The city-state of Boston : the rise and fall of an Atlantic power, 1630-1865, Mark Peterson

The city-state of Boston : the rise and fall of an Atlantic power, 1630-1865, Mark Peterson

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The city-state of Boston : the rise and fall of an Atlantic power, 1630-1865
Title
The city-state of Boston
Title remainder
the rise and fall of an Atlantic power, 1630-1865
Statement of responsibility
Mark Peterson
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Language
eng
Summary
In the vaunted annals of America's founding, Boston has long been held up as an exemplary "city upon a hill" and the "cradle of liberty" for an independent United States. Wresting this iconic urban center from these misleading, tired cliches, The City-State of Boston highlights Boston's overlooked past as an autonomous city-state, and in doing so, offers a pathbreaking and brilliant new history of early America. Following Boston's development over three centuries, Mark Peterson discusses how this self-governing Atlantic trading center began as a refuge from Britain's Stuart monarchs and how--through its bargain with slavery and ratification of the Constitution - it would tragically lose integrity and autonomy as it became incorporated into the greater United States. Drawing from vast archives, and featuring unfamiliar alongside well-known figures, such as John Winthrop, Cotton Mather, and John Adams, Peterson explores Boston's origins in sixteenth-century utopian ideals, its founding and expansion into the hinterland of New England, and the growth of its distinctive political economy, with ties to the West Indies and southern Europe. By the 1700s, Boston was at full strength, with wide Atlantic trading circuits and cultural ties, both within and beyond Britain's empire. After the cataclysmic Revolutionary War, "Bostoners" aimed to negotiate a relationship with the American confederation, but through the next century, the new United States unraveled Boston's regional reign. The fateful decision to ratify the Constitution undercut its power, as Southern planters and slave owners dominated national politics and corroded the city-state's vision of a common good for all. Peeling away the layers of myth surrounding a revered city, The City-State of Boston offers a startlingly fresh understanding of America's history
Summary
Follows the development of the city of Boston over three centuries, from a self-governing Atlantic trading center, through the Revolutionary War and to the Civil War highlighting its long-held status as city-state with a far-reaching regional reign
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10774323
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Peterson, Mark A.
Dewey number
974.4/61
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • City-states
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rise and fall of an Atlantic power, 1630-1865
Label
The city-state of Boston : the rise and fall of an Atlantic power, 1630-1865, Mark Peterson
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Publication
Copyright
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
Boston emerges: from hiding place to hub of the Puritan Atlantic -- The world in a shilling: building the city-state's political economy -- Boston pays tribute: the political trials of an expanding city-state -- Theopolis Americana: Boston and the Protestant international -- "God deliver me and mine from the government of soldiers" -- Cutting off the circulation: Phillis Wheatley and Boston's revolutionary crisis -- John Adams, Boston's diplomat: apostle of balance in a world turned upside down -- The failure of Federalism: Boston's French years -- From merchant princes to Lords of the Loom: remaking Boston's political economy -- On the German road to Athens: Boston at a crossroads -- Dismembering the body: Boston's spatial fragmentation -- "There was a Boston once" -- The making of US history and the disappearance of the city-state of Boston
Control code
on1032650586
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 741 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691179995
Lccn
2018940567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1032650586
Label
The city-state of Boston : the rise and fall of an Atlantic power, 1630-1865, Mark Peterson
Publication
Copyright
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
Boston emerges: from hiding place to hub of the Puritan Atlantic -- The world in a shilling: building the city-state's political economy -- Boston pays tribute: the political trials of an expanding city-state -- Theopolis Americana: Boston and the Protestant international -- "God deliver me and mine from the government of soldiers" -- Cutting off the circulation: Phillis Wheatley and Boston's revolutionary crisis -- John Adams, Boston's diplomat: apostle of balance in a world turned upside down -- The failure of Federalism: Boston's French years -- From merchant princes to Lords of the Loom: remaking Boston's political economy -- On the German road to Athens: Boston at a crossroads -- Dismembering the body: Boston's spatial fragmentation -- "There was a Boston once" -- The making of US history and the disappearance of the city-state of Boston
Control code
on1032650586
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 741 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691179995
Lccn
2018940567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1032650586

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