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The American Colonies in War and Revolution, 1748–1783

John Shy

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter offers a discussion on the American colonies in war and revolution during thirty-five crucial years of Imperial history. From about 1740, the scale of North American warfare began to ... More


Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Rowan Strong

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199218042
eISBN:
9780191711527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book demonstrates that British imperialism was integrally connected to British religion. Using published sources, the book identifies the construction, development, and ingredients of a public ... More


Registration of Identities in Early Modern English Parishes and amongst the English Overseas

Simon Szreter

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

From 1538 the new Protestant church of Henry VIII provided a system of registration of baptisms, marriages, and burials in all parishes of England and Wales. This chapter re-examines the original ... More


Becoming Independent

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The American colonies began cooperating politically against British rule even before they adopted the Declaration of Independence. In 1774, delegates from twelve of thirteen colonies gathered in ... More


British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution

H. M. Scott

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201953
eISBN:
9780191675096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201953.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a comprehensive study of British foreign policy before and during the war that led to the loss of the American colonies, a period from 1756 to 1783 in which Britain's position in Europe was ... More


Corpuscles, Colonies and Kingdoms

Ted McCormick

in William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter looks at how Petty developed his political arithmetic in manuscript from the later 1670s to his death in 1687, focusing on his treatment of the problem of maintaining settler populations ... More


Prelude: The Christianizing of British America

Eliga H. Gould

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the historical background of the Christianization of British America. Though the history of Great Britain's overseas Christian missions begun in American colonies, these events ... More


Empire and Identity from the Glorious Revolution to the American Revolution

Jack P. Greene

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses how the development of a vast transoceanic empire during the early modern era affected the collective identity of the British people who dominated and defined that identity. ... More


The Era of the Great Awakenings in Colonial America (1720–75)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Great Awakenings were dramatic and formative events in the history of Christianity in the thirteen English colonies which were to become the United States. These happenings, which began in the ... More


Colonial Law, 1600s–1770s

John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen

in The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the sources and techniques useful for finding information about the legal culture and law of individual colonies. While the rights and laws of England were the primary source of ... More


The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Judith Brown and Wm Roger Louis (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This book, which is volume IV in a series, is an assessment of the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. This series helps to understand ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Stamp Act

Justin du Rivage

in Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300214246
eISBN:
9780300227659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214246.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows why the same politicians who concluded that Pitt's war was an expensive boondoggle also pushed for the taxation of the American colonies. The Stamp Act was part of their broader ... More


Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book studies the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence ... More


The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Robin Winks (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This series is an assessment of the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America ... More


Love of Country

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 7 takes up about 1769 to 1775, important years in the evolution of Franklin’s ideas about three matters: that agriculture rather than commerce was the foundation of a nation’s well-being; ... More


Britain’s Authoritarian Ascendancy

Justin du Rivage

in Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300214246
eISBN:
9780300227659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214246.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the political evolution of the mother country as authoritarian reformers exploited the social, political, and economic concerns of the landed elite to seize control of the ... More


British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Stephen Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Until relatively recently, the linkage between British Imperial History and the History of Early America was taken for granted. This is no longer the case. Instead, Early American historiography has ... More


Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Siege of Yorktown — the military engagement that ended the American Revolutionary War — would not have been possible without the French fleet's major strategic victory in the Battle of the ... More


From English Empire to British Atlantic World

Juliet Shields

in Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190272555
eISBN:
9780190272579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272555.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Rhetorical comparisons between the Celtic peripheries and American colonies appear frequently in the debates surrounding American Independence. British writers such as Edmund Burke and Samuel Johnson ... More


An Alien Power

in Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226394787
eISBN:
9780226394732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394732.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Even though European rulers established American colonies as part of their newfound power, they remained an alien, external spur (and later hindrance) rather than an integral, even defining, ... More


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