Dent's Historical and Economic Geographies

Dent's Historical and Economic Geographies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...was now stopped. Indian attacks were still made, especially at Detroit, but were suppressedThe half-bred French-Indian traders frequently stirred up the Indians, and for long afterwards caused trouble. England had now no rival claimant north of Florida, but one soon arose---the English colonies themselves. They were discontented, and had long been so. England, like the Spanish, Dutch, and French, had controlled all colonial trade to her advantage without consulting the colonies. All goods must be sent to or bought from England and be carried in English shipsNaturally smuggling grew rapidly and became very serious.-It cost about 7 to collect 1 duty! While the colonists needed English help and protection they could not say much. That fear was now gone. Moreover the English Government decided to tax them without their consent, to help to pay the cost of the war. The colonists rebelled. They had always refused to be taxed without representation. They claimed the right to tax themselves. War followed, I774-8I. The thirteen states (Map Io) at once claimed Independence--and won it. FreI1ch Louisiana also went to the States. Expecting the French to join them, they invaded Canada Y0 attack the English troops, but were defeated, largely by The loyal help of the Canadians. The latter preferred English rule and freedom to joining their ancient enemies and Puritan ' heretics. The priests exerted a great influence. After the conflict, when the States had won independence, thousands of English loyalists gave up lands and homes and emigrated to Canada Where they could still be Englishmen and be loyal to their king. This migration went on for years. Probably 3o,0oo "United Empire Loyalists" moved, about 2o,0oo to West Acadia...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865561
  • 9781236865564