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    DescriptionUntil relatively recently, the connection between British imperial history and the history of early America was taken for granted. In recent times, however, early American historiography has begun to suffer from a loss of coherent definition as competing manifestos demand this or that reordering of the subject in order to combine time periods and geographical areas in ways that would have previously seemed anomalous. It has become common place to announce that the history of America is best accounted for in America itself in a three-way melee between "settlers", the indigenous populations, and the forcibly transported African slaves and their creole descendants. The contributions to British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries acknowledge the value of the historiographic work done under this new dispensation in the last two decades and incorporate its insights. However, the volume advocates a pluralistic approach to the subject generally and attempts to demonstrate that the metropolitan power was of more than secondary importance to America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The central theme of this volume is the question: to what extent did it make a difference to those living in the colonies that made up British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that they were part of an empire and that the empire in question was British? The contributors, some of the leading scholars in their respective fields, strive to answer this question in various social, political, religious, and historical contexts.


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    Title
    British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stephen Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 724 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199206124
    ISBN 10: 0199206120
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    LC classification: E45 .B75 2013
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    21 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Stephen Foster received his PhD in History from Yale University in 1966 and taught in the history department of Northern Illinois University from 1966 to 2002, retiring as Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus. He has written three books of sole authorship and a large number of journal articles and book chapters on early American history and related aspects of Tudor-Stuart history. He is a Guggenheim fellow (1971-72) and has served as visiting editor of the major journal, The William and Mary Quarterly (1977-78).
    Review quote
    "This important collection of 11 historiographic and interpretive essays is part of the 'Companion Series' to the relevant volumes of The Oxford History of the British Empire... The authors offer thoughtful critiques as well as accounts of recent scholarship... For Atlanticists, this collection is a joy and a wonder." --CHOICE
    Table of contents
    List of Maps ; List of Contributors ; Abbreviations ; 1. Introduction: The What and Why of this Volume ; 2. British North America in the Empire: An Overview ; 3. 'Bound by Our Regal Office': Empire, Sovereignty, and the American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century ; 4. Toleration and Empire: The Origins of American Religious Pluralism ; 5. 'Establishment' and 'Dissent' in British North America: Organizing Religion in the New World ; 6. Periphery as Center: Slavery, Identity, and the Commercial Press in the British Atlantic, 1704-1765 ; 7. Colonial Identity and Revolutionary Loyalty: The Case of the West Indies ; 8. American Indians in the British Imperial Imagination, 1707-1783 ; 9. The American Revolution (I): The Paradox of Atlantic Integration ; 10. The American Revolution (II): The Origin and Nature of Colonial Grievances ; 11. Epilogue: The United States in the British Empire ; Index