This item among the powers of the earth the american revolution and the making of a new world empire by eliga h gould paperback 2350 only 12 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. Among the powers of the earth makes a notable and original contribution to our understanding of the american revolution the british empire the history of slavery and anti slavery and international relations it will become a landmark in the field. In among the powers of the earth the american revolution and the making of a new world empire eliga h gould disagrees remaking the world was not on the agenda in a thematic study of revolutionary diplomacy gould argues that americans knew that their survival as a nation depended on conformity to the diplomatic rules and customs of the old world goulds study is part of a broader trend . Among the powers of the earth the american revolution and the making of a new world empire by eliga h gould cambridge ma harvard university press 2012 pp 301 cloth 4500 by eliga h gould. For most americans the revolutions main achievement is summed up by the phrase life liberty and the pursuit of happiness yet far from a straightforward attempt to be free of old world laws and customs the american founding was also a bid for inclusion in the community of nations as it existed in 1776
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