Summary of Part III "A Land of Contrasts: The Boisterous Sea of Liberty" Book Review by Nicky

A summary of Part III, "A Land of Contrasts: The Boisterous Sea of Liberty."
# 146524 | 933 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2010 in History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)


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The paper summarizes Part III, "A Land of Contrasts: The Boisterous Sea of Liberty" and explores concepts represented in the literature. One concept the paper explores is that, although America's diversity is often conceptualized as a recent development, the relatively decentralized control of the Americas early in colonial history made the land, in its own way, perhaps even more pluralistic than our own extant union. Another notion represented in the paper is that, based on the literature, settlements emerged in different areas, all of which possessed very different demographics and manifested various different ways of life. There was no centralized government or national authority paving the way for the creation of a loose confederation of states of America rather than a single union; furthermore, at its conception, America was marked by regional, ethnic, religious and national diversity.

From the Paper:

"America, as soon as European colonists began to penetrate its borders, became a mosaic. Almost all of the nations of Europe wished to enrich themselves with the New World's abundant natural resources and by trading with its native inhabitants. All of Europe was well aware of the great power that would be gained by the nation that eventually dominated the colonies. Colonists also sought to settle in the region for a variety of reasons, some seeking freedom from the state religion in the case of the Puritans and Quakers, or freedom from the European class system and economic limits on wealth and property in the case of the early settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. The Native American population itself was just as diverse, and included both warlike and pacific tribes, hunter-gatherers and farmers and fishers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Davis, David Brion & Steven Mintz. The Boisterous Sea of Liberty. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Summary of Part III "A Land of Contrasts: The Boisterous Sea of Liberty" (2010, December 31) Retrieved September 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/summary-of-part-iii-a-land-of-contrasts-the-boisterous-sea-of-liberty-146524/

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"Summary of Part III "A Land of Contrasts: The Boisterous Sea of Liberty"" 31 December 2010. Web. 29 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/summary-of-part-iii-a-land-of-contrasts-the-boisterous-sea-of-liberty-146524/>

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