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Great Britain and the American colonies, 1606-1763 /

edited by Jack P. Greene.

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Compiler: Greene, Jack P.
Published: New York : Harper & Row, [1970]
Edition: [1st ed.].
Series: Documentary history of the United States.
Harper paperbacks.
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Regions: Great Britain - Colonies - Commerce - America. | Great Britain - Colonies - America - History - 17th century. | Great Britain - Colonies - America - History - 18th century. | Great Britain - Colonies - America - History - Sources. | Grande-Bretagne - Colonies - Amérique - Commerce. | Grande-Bretagne - Histoire - Sources. | America.
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I. Foundations, 1606-1660 : 1. The promise and function of plantations : The case for colonization -- 2. The legal instruments of settlement : A trading company charter ; A proprietary charter ; A plantation covenant -- 3. Origins of colonial self-government : Establishment of representative government in Virginia ; The character of early colonial representative government -- 4. Beginnings of imperial control : Regulating tobacco ; Establishment of royal government in Virginia ; Emergence of a crown policy toward the colonies ; Parliament asserts its jurisdiction over the colonies -- 5. Colonial resistance to imperial control ; In defense of their "ould liberties and privileges" -- II. Reconstruction, 1660-1689 : 6. Defining the economic relationship : Monopolizing the colonial carrying trade ; Monopolizing the export trade to the colonies ; Plugging loopholes in the Act of 1660 -- 7. Obstacles to enforcing imperial policy : Massachusetts defies the commissioners of the king ; Transgressions of New England -- 8. Reconstructing the political relationship : The attempt to apply the principles of Poynings' law to the colonies ; Articulating an imperial conception of the lower houses ; Tightening the reins on the private colonies ; An experiment in consolidation -- 9. Centrifugal forces in the colonies : Quest for charter protection ; Demand for English liberties ; Protest against economic and political inequality -- III. Stalemate, 1689-1721 : 10. Renewal of reconstruction : Charter reform for Massachusetts ; A new navigation act ; A new agency for colonial supervision ; Limiting colonial woolen manufacturing ; Attempt to redirect the economy of New England -- 11. The threat of Parliamentary intervention in the internal political life of the colonies : Attack on the private colonies : Report of the board of trade (1701) ; Bill to reunite the private colonies (1702). The menace of parliamentary taxation -- 12. Search for a viable imperial system : A just and well-disciplines empire ; "A free constitution of government in the plantations" ; The preservation of existing colonial privileges ; "The intire absolute and immediate dependancy" of the colonies -- IV. Accommodation, 1721-1748 : 13. The eighteenth-century empire in theory : The official conception of empire -- 14. The eighteenth-century empire in operation : The argumenta against the enforcement of "long established maxims" ; The aversion to extremes -- 15. The interplay of interests : The coalescence of colonial and British interests ; The predominance of British interests : Petition of British hatmakers ; Hat Act of 1732. The political power of British trading interests ; The preference for West Indian interests : Debate over the Molasses Act ; Molasses Act of 1733 -- 16. The dynamics of internal colonial politics : The fear of executive power : Absence of effective protection against a despotic power ; Case against long-term salaries for governors. The imperatives of institutional cooperation ; The perils of corruption ; The dangers of legislative power.
V. Reform, 1748-1763 : 17. The crisis of imperial authority : The undermining of the colonial iron industry ; Early blueprint for reform -- 18. The inauguration of reform : Restricting the colonial iron industry ; Prohibiting legal tender paper currency : Proceedings in the House of Commons ; Currency Act of 1751. Extending the authority of the Board of Trade ; Attack on the power of the lower houses ; Recommendation for colonial union ; Intervention of Parliament ; Failures of the navigation system -- 19. To preserve the benefits of empire : Subordination and liberty ; Liberty and subordination.

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