By Benedict Anderson
Anderson's essay exhibits how the ecu procedures of inventing nationalism have been transported to the 3rd global via colonialism and have been tailored by means of topic races in Latin the US and Asia.
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Thomas Robinson, “Plan for Union of Colonies”: British plan for defense (1754). Henry McCulloh, “Proposal for Uniting the Eng. Colonies”: economic primarily—poll tax, supervised by commission, “Bills of Union” to pay provincial troops (1757). Major plans are at far left; lesser but still noteworthy proposals are indented. they would also have noticed, and probably applauded, colonists’ rejection of the Dominion. It is important to note that some sense of intercolonial community among Americans long predated their effort to split from Britain.
Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. 41. On the Synod of 1637, see Ward 1961, 29 –33 (quote at p. 30), and Mather 1855 , 1:160. On the United Colonies, see Barck and Leﬂer 1958, 112 –15 (quote at p. 115); Ward 1961; and Bancroft 1861, 1:421 (“even after it [the United Colonies] was cut down, [it] left a hope that a new and a better union would spring from its root”). 42. ” See Andrews 1915, 66, 104. ” This “forced union of the colonies,” as Americans saw it, was heatedly protested and soon abandoned with the onset of England’s “Glorious Revolution” in 1688.
5 This attitude is widely shared. Most scholars insist that there was little signiﬁcant national or even regional sentiment until the revolution and that colonial America comprised hundreds of intensely local communities linked (if at all) by fealty to Britain. ” 6 Yet across these homogeneous, ﬁercely autonomous “units,” colonists advocated union with those outside their local community long before the independence movement was born in the 1760s. American ofﬁcials proposed formally to unite several or all colonies as early as the 1630s; the United Colonies of New England, established in 1643, lasted more than forty years.