Modern history

Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

This epic history compares the empires built by Spain and Britain in the Americas, from Columbus’s arrival in the New World to the end of Spanish colonial rule in the early nineteenth century.

Introduction. Worlds Overseas

Part I: Occupation

Chapter 1. Intrusion and Empire

Chapter 2. Occupying American Space

Chapter 3. Confronting American Peoples

Chapter 4. Exploiting American Resources

Part II: Consolidation

Chapter 5. Crown and Colonists

Chapter 6. The Ordering of Society

Chapter 7. America as Sacred Space

Chapter 8. Empire and Identity

Part III: Emancipation

Chapter 9. Societies on the Move

Chapter 10. War and Reform

Chapter 11. Empires in Crisis

Chapter 12. A New World in the Making

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography