British Atlantic, American Frontier: Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America

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British Atlantic, American Frontier: Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America

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Description

Reflecting the growing scholarly interest in transnational and comparative approaches to studying the past, British Atlantic, American Frontier offers a geographical perspective on the development of British America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It covers in detail not only the American eastern seaboard, but also eastern Canada and the West Indies, as well as the trans-Atlantic links to Western Europe and West Africa. At one level, the book synthesizes much of the current historical and geographical scholarship on these regions; at another level, it offers a provocative interpretation of British America, arguing that profound and long-standing differences existed between the American eastern seaboard and the Atlantic regions of eastern Canada and the West Indies. These differences ultimately led to the break-up of British America, the creation of the United States, and the reconfiguration of the British Empire.

ISBN

9781584654278

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

University Press of New England

City

Hanover, NH

Keywords

Agriculture, North America, British West Indies, American Colonies

Disciplines

Anthropology | History | United States History