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‘This famous island set in a Virginian sea’: Ireland in the British Empire, 1690–1801

Thomas Bartlett

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/9780198205630.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores Ireland, which was already playing its role in later Imperial history, as part colony and part partner in Empire. Ireland’s developing position within the British Empire during ... More


Engines of Opportunity, 1696–1733

Thomas M. Truxes

in The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300159882
eISBN:
9780300161304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300159882.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 4 of The Overseas Trade of British America explores key features of the fast-growing commercial economy of British America in an era of light regulation and salutary neglect. Buffeted by ... More


Colonial Land Distribution and the Structure of British Colonial Commerce

Claire Priest

in Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691158761
eISBN:
9780691185651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158761.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses land distribution in the British American colonies. British policy in the Americas was notable for its goal of putting land into cultivation and for offering small parcels of ... More


The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History

Thomas M. Truxes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300159882
eISBN:
9780300161304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300159882.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History is a comprehensive account of the emergence of the United States from the perspective of trade. The author traces the roots of the American ... More


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