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New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas (review)

New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas (review) JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2007) legacy in the early republic, a legacy that, however attenuated, continues even today to haunt the moral imagination. Ri char d R. Joh n is professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the editor of Ruling Passions: Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century America (Penn State Press, 2005), and the author of Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse (Harvard University Press, 1995). He is currently completing a history of early American telecommunications. New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas. Edited by John Smolenski and Thomas J. Humphrey. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. Pp. vi, 362. Cloth, $49.95.) Reviewed by Richard J. Bell In his erudite introduction to this bold new collection of essays, a distillation of work presented to the 2001 McNeil Center for Early American Studies conference of the same name, John Smolenski argues that the ordering of colonial societies in the Americas relied upon a link between authority and violence. The creation of colonial order, whether in Caracas or Connecticut, could not be accomplished solely by the formation of a coherent ideology of domination in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 27 (1) – Feb 23, 2007

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2007) legacy in the early republic, a legacy that, however attenuated, continues even today to haunt the moral imagination. Ri char d R. Joh n is professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the editor of Ruling Passions: Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century America (Penn State Press, 2005), and the author of Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse (Harvard University Press, 1995). He is currently completing a history of early American telecommunications. New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas. Edited by John Smolenski and Thomas J. Humphrey. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. Pp. vi, 362. Cloth, $49.95.) Reviewed by Richard J. Bell In his erudite introduction to this bold new collection of essays, a distillation of work presented to the 2001 McNeil Center for Early American Studies conference of the same name, John Smolenski argues that the ordering of colonial societies in the Americas relied upon a link between authority and violence. The creation of colonial order, whether in Caracas or Connecticut, could not be accomplished solely by the formation of a coherent ideology of domination in

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Published: Feb 23, 2007

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