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Britain and the Americas

Culture, Politics, and History

Britain and the Americas by Will Kaufman
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Multidisc plinary encyclopedia of the impacts of the close ties between Britain and the whole of the Americas, examining Britain's cultural and political legacy to the nations of the New World. From the transportation of Scottish slaves taken by the Vikings to Newfoundland, to the emergence in the 19th century of a Welsh-speaking community in Patagonia, Britain's transatiantic influence has spanned the length and breadth of the Americas. The story of Britain's interplay with the Americas includes accounts both of Britain's role in the African slave trade and the impact of its human rights policy in Latin America. From Vik ngs to Redcoats, from the Beatles to the war in Iraq, Britain and the Americas examines Britain's cultural and political legacy to the nations of the Americas.

This comprehensive survey also traces how the Americas have in turn influenced contemporary Britain from the Americanization of language and politics to the impact of music and migration from the West Indies. Complete with an extensive introduction and a chronology of key events, this two-volume encyclopedia contains introductory essays focusing on the four prime areas of British Atlantic engagement-Canada, the Caribbean, the United States, and Latin America. Students of a wide range of disciplines, as well as the lay reader, will appreciate this exhaustive survey, which traces the common themes of British policy and influence throughout the Americas and highlights how Britain has in benefited from the influence of American democracy, technology, culture and politics.

ABC-CLIO; February 2005
1228 pages; ISBN 9781851094363
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Title: Britain and the Americas
Author: Will Kaufman