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How did abolitionism exploit and modify relations between knowledge and empire?
How did it change the identity of British people? African people? Others in Atlantic world?
What kinds of networks?
Quakers; missions; Cla
Abolitionism: Background and Introduction
Why specifically was slavery suddenly wrong and why did abolitionism happen?
How and why did long distance relations become moralized and politicized?
What kinds of networks, communications, knowledge,
Empire of Merchandise: Becoming British?
What is an identity? What makes it stable or unstable? Role of technology and performance?
18th Century British America: identity?
What do a PA Lutheran, Carolina Planter, and New England Puritan have in common?
WAR, EMPIRE AND IDENTITY, 1756-1783
How were Britons and Americans united by ideology? Were Americans British?
How did the Seven Years War (1756-63) transform the empire?
Why wasnt revolution (1776-83) averted to save such a prosperous empire?