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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


British North America, 1760–1815

Peter Marshall

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/9780198205630.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

In the years between 1760 and 1815, a disparate group of Imperial territories, ultimately to be known as British North America, was acquired by conquest, established through settlement, and exploited ... More


From Global Processes to Continental Strategies: The Emergence of British North America to 1783

John G. Reid and Elizabeth Mancke

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces the historical developments that led to the emergence of British North America. It suggests British North America started to take shape following the signing of the Treaty of ... More


Growth and Mastery: British North America, 1690–1748

Richard R. Johnson

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/9780198205630.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Fundamental to the growth and mastery of Britain were the stimuli that British North America received from its ties with Europe’s needs, distresses, and —especially —its conflicts. Of the period’s ... More


British Communities 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/9780199640355.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

American independence drove many refugees into the remaining British colonies. This chapter discusses the diverse elements in the loyalist exodus: those who were deeply committed enemies of the ... More


Imperial Frameworks

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/9780199640355.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Failure in America raised questions about the value of colonies and the future of the British empire. British governments, however, considered that certain colonial possessions remained of ... More


Making Peace

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/9780199640355.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The peace between Britain and America was the achievement on the British side of Lord Shelburne. He had opposed the war and hoped that the Americans would return to a close relationship with Britain ... More


Canada from 1815

Ged Martin

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0023
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

In March 1815, news reached Canada that the war between the United States and the British Empire had ended with a peace treaty, signed at Ghent in modern Belgium. It is difficult to locate Canada ... More


The Creation of the Dominion of Canada, 1860–1901

Phillip Buckner

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the historical background related to the creation of the Dominion of Canada during the period from 1860 to 1901. During this period the scattered British North American colonies ... More


British Justice, English Law, and Canadian Legal Culture

Philip Girard

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines British justice, English law, and the Canadian legal culture. It clarifies that there is no such thing as British law and it was English law that was introduced in British North ... More


British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Stephen Foster

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The maps that laid out the evolution of America from colony to an imperial power in its own right were mostly the work of the Harvard scholar-entrepreneur A. B. Hart, often denominated the creator of ... More


The African Slave Trade, 1789 to 1842

Don E. Fehrenbacher and Ward M. McAfee

in The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158052
eISBN:
9780199849475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158052.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the spring of 1800, by a vote of 67 to 5, the House of Representatives approved a Senate bill strengthening federal restrictions on American participation in the foreign slave trade. The two ... More


British North America in the Empire: An Overview

Stephen Foster and Evan Haefeli

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the synoptic chapter. Despite frequent cross-referencing to the chapters that follow, it is not a summary of the volume and, if anything, attempts to fill in the gaps of coverage as it places ... More


The Problem of Patriation

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the constitutional struggle to ‘patriate’ and amend the constitution of Canada which came to a head in 1980–2. It raised a crucial question of convention for the British ... More


How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Jonathan Scott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243598
eISBN:
9780300249361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243598.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Between 1500 and 1800, the North Sea region overtook the Mediterranean as the most dynamic part of the world. At its core the Anglo-Dutch relationship intertwined close alliance and fierce antagonism ... 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


The Problem of Suicide in North American Slavery

Terri L. Snyder

in The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226280561
eISBN:
9780226280738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280738.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction presents the reasons for studying slavery and suicide. It analyzes the competing understandings of suicide in early British North America, contrasting European legal, religious, and ... More


Introduction: The What and Why of this Volume *

Stephen Foster

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter is essentially a review of the historiography of the subject as a prelude to explaining why a volume such as this can make a useful contribution to it. It weighs up the various ... More


The American Revolution (II): The Origin and Nature of Colonial Grievances

Daniel J. Hulsebosch

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The communication network for processing colonial grievances helped integrate the many different subjects and places in the Empire. Additionally, when the Empire was at war, metropolitan ... More


Contexts: The History That Made the Founding Fathers

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers Reconsidered

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199832576
eISBN:
9780190254674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832576.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter points out that the founding fathers never thought or acted in disinterested isolation. They sought to act in tandem with the people whom they sought to lead, though sometimes they found ... More


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