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Greene, Jack P.


Settler Jamaica in the 1750s
A Social Portrait Jack P. Greene

By the mid-eighteenth century, observers of the emerging overseas British Empire thought that Jamaica—in addition to being the largest British colony in the West Indies—was the most valuable of the American colonies. Based on a unique set of historical lists and maps, along with a variety of other... More


Creating the British Atlantic
Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity Jack P. Greene

Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has been developing throughout his distinguished career. In these essays Greene explores the efforts to impose Old World... More


Understanding the American Revolution
Issues and Actors Jack P. Greene

This volume brings together sixteen essays on the American Revolution by leading historian Jack Greene. Originally published between 1972 and the early nineties, these essays approach the Revolution as an episode in British imperial history rather than as the first step in the creation of an... More


Negotiated Authorities
Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History Jack P. Greene

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Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities
Essays in Early American Cultural History Jack P. Greene

Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities looks at aspects of the formation and development of English or, after 1707, British-American cultural spaces during the colonial and Revolutionary eras. It focuses on the special character of those new and rapidly changing spaces as dependent and derivative... More


Landon Carter
An Inquiry into the Personal Values and Social Imperatives of the Eighteenth-Century Virginia Jack P. Greene

Intended as a plausible psychological and intellectual portrait of Landon Carter, thi study attempts to delineate his central character traits and personal values. It calls attention to what motivated him, to the major problems he encountered, how he sought to solve them, and how well he succeeded... More