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Among the Powers of the Earth
by Eliga H. Gould
Harvard University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-674-06502-4 | Cloth: 978-0-674-04608-5
Library of Congress Classification E249.G68 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.32

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Revolution’s aspiration was summed up by the phrase “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet the American founding was also a bid for inclusion in the community of nations. According to Eliga Gould, America aspired to diplomatic recognition under international law and the authority to become an Atlantic colonizing power itself.

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