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Colonial British America

Essays in the New History of the Early Modern Era

Jack P. Greene

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In recent years an upsurge of interest in colonial British-American history has transformed the field as much as any other in the English-speaking world. The editors (one American, one British) of this collection of fifteen original essays have brought together a highly representative selection of American, British, and Canadiam scholars, all of whom have significantly contributed to the recent historiographical transformation. The aim has been twofold: to summarize and evaluate the achievement, and to suggest the themes and problems that now demand the attention of historical research in…

In recent years an upsurge of interest in colonial British-American history has transformed the field as much as any other in the English-speaking world. The editors (one American, one British) of this collection of fifteen original essays have brought together a highly representative selection of American, British, and Canadiam scholars, all of whom have significantly contributed to the recent historiographical transformation. The aim has been twofold: to summarize and evaluate the achievement, and to suggest the themes and problems that now demand the attention of historical research in order to indicate the directions that research should take. At the same time, by bringing modern methods to bear on the period, this remarkably comprehensive collection goes far to redefine the field and to make America's colonial past more lively and more intelligible than ever before.

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Colonial British America is a tour de force... It both summarizes and advances our understanding of early modern British America.

The study of colonial British America has made enormous progress in recent decades. Many of those who have contributed substantially to this advance here assess the changes for which they can claim responsibility, and no major historian escapes mention and discussion.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
Chapter 1. Reconstructing British-American Colonial History: An Introduction
Chapter 2. The Transatlantic Economy
Chapter 3. The Domestic Economy
Chapter 4. Spatial Order: Households

List of Tables
Preface
Chapter 1. Reconstructing British-American Colonial History: An Introduction
Chapter 2. The Transatlantic Economy
Chapter 3. The Domestic Economy
Chapter 4. Spatial Order: Households in Local Communities and Regions
Chapter 5. Demographic Development and Family Structure
Chapter 6. Servants and Slaves: The Recruitment and Employment of Labor
Chapter 7. Creative Adaptions: Peoples and Cultures
Chapter 8. Social Development
Chapter 9. Wealth and Social Structure
Chapter 10. Value and Society
Chapter 11. Religion and Society: Problems and Reconsiderations
Chapter 12. American High-Style and Vernacular Culstures
Chapter 13. The International and Imperial Context
Chapter 14. Political Development
Chapter 15. The Problem of a Colonial Legal History
Notes on the Contributors
Index

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Jack P. Greene

Jack P. Greene is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.
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J. R. Pole

J.R. Pole is Rhodes Professor of American History and Institutions at Oxford University. His best-known books include Political Representation in England and the Origins of the American Republic and The Pursuit of Equality in American History.