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The British Empire in North America after 1783

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Quebec and Nova Scotia were the most important North American colonies which remained British after 1783. Both attracted loyalists who had opposed the Revolution. Ambitious initial hopes that these ... More


Highland Settlers and Indian Lands

Colin G. Calloway

in White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340129
eISBN:
9780199867202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340129.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Although Highland Scots forged patterns of coexistence with Indian people across large stretches of North America, they were, nonetheless, participants in a huge process of colonial encounter that ... More


The General and the Particular: Baptist Revival in Nova Scotia, 1880

David Bebbington

in Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575480
eISBN:
9780191741449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575480.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Baptists of the fishing townships of Westport and Freeport, Nova Scotia, generated a revival in 1880 which illustrates the role of long-term general factors and short-term particular factors in ... More


Conversion

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

Sir John Wentworth, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, welcomed the Maroons for his own ends. He compared them to the Mi’kmaq (First Nations people) and became personally involved in their welfare ... More


Politics and Place-Making on the Edge of Empire: Loyalists, Highlanders, and the Early Farmhouses of British Canada

Daniel Maudlin

in Building the British Atlantic World: "Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626826
eISBN:
9781469628066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The final chapter turns to settlement, farming and home-making in British Canada; the politically charged, northern-most territory of the British Atlantic world. Focusing on the farmhouses and ... More


From Havana to Halifax

Nicholas Rogers

in Mayhem: Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain, 1748-53

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169621
eISBN:
9780300189063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169621.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the land offers by the Board of Trade in Nova Scotia to demobilized soldiers and sailors that happen in March 1749. According to the terms, every soldier and sailor who agreed ... More


Jamaicans In and Out of Nova Scotia

Anya Zilberstein

in A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The temporary settlement of the Jamaican Maroons in Nova Scotia from 1796 to their departure for Sierra Leone in 1800 was the most extraordinary episode in the long history of attempts to prove to ... More


Deploying Tribes and Clans: Mohawks in Nova Scotia and Scottish Highlanders in Georgia

Geoffrey Plank

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines two experiments conducted by British commanders in which they deployed reputedly uncivilized fighting men in colonial outposts far from the warriors' homes. In 1712 the British ... More


Winter

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

The Maroons evaded blaming Jamaica or Nova Scotia for their perilous situation. Strategically, they focused on the inappropriateness of the severe climate in Nova Scotia: they, as black people, could ... More


Resistance

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

Once aware of the possibility of relocation, the Maroons launched a determined campaign to leave Halifax. They refused to work and threatened to punish other Maroons who conceded to Nova Scotians’ ... More


An American Siberia

Anya Zilberstein

in A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on debates about acclimatization, recounting how British officials—particularly in areas that bordered Catholic New France—manipulated perceptions of the regional climate in ... More


 Old World Precedents and New World Directions: Trans-Atlantic Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: This chapter continues the preceding discussion about Europe's rising star in its maritime expansion, describing repression of Indians in the transplant New Spain and Brazil. Strains soon ... More


Public Service, Private Profits

Faye Margaret Kert

in Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the role and financial appeal of prizemaking and privateering during the War of 1812. It details the legal prerequisites for privateering during the war, such as Letters of ... More


The Board of Trade, 1748–49

Andrew D. M. Beaumont

in Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198723974
eISBN:
9780191791277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723974.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the Board of Trade, providing a brief history of the office, its purpose, strengths, and weaknesses. The chapter introduces the concept of salutary neglect, exploring various ... More


Reluctant Enemies

Faye Margaret Kert

in Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the economic, social, and political factors that led the War of 1812. Particular attention is paid to the war’s unpopular status in public opinion. It claims that the maritime ... More


Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Ruma Chopra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In spring 1796, after eight months of war in the mountainous terrain of Jamaica, most of the village of Trelawney Town—a community of about 550 runaway slaves and their descendants—surrendered. They ... More


Antislavery on a Slave Coast

Padraic X. Scanlan

in Freedom's Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300217445
eISBN:
9780300231526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217445.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

Before the abolition of the slave trade in the British empire in 1807, colonial Sierra Leone was an experiment in free trade and free labour, founded by the Sierra Leone Company, a joint-stock ... More


Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Faye Margaret Kert

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal examines privateering and naval prizes in Atlantic Canada in the maritime War of 1812 - considered the final major international manifestation of the practice. It seeks to contextualise ... More


Prologue

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw a huge number of proposals for new universities. Taking the example of King’s College, Nova Scotia, as a test case, this section explores the ... More


A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Anya Zilberstein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Most people assume that climate change is recent news. A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America shows that we have been debating the science and politics of climate change for a ... More


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