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The British Empire before the American Revolution.

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Main Author: Gipson, Lawrence Henry
Published: New York : Knopf, 1958-
Edition: [Completely rev.].
Series: Borzoi book.
Topics: Great Britain - History - 18th century. | Ireland - History - 18th century. | Great Britain - Colonies - America. | United States - History - Colonial period.
Regions: Great Britain - History - 18th century. | Ireland - History - 18th century. | Great Britain - Colonies - America. | United States - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. | America. | Great Britain. | Ireland. | United States.
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100 1 |aGipson, Lawrence Henry,|d1880-1971.
245 14|aThe British Empire before the American Revolution.
250 |a[Completely rev.].
260 |aNew York :|bKnopf,|c1958-
300 |avolumes :|bmaps ;|c25 cm.
336 |atext|btxt|2rdacontent
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490 1 |aBorzoi books
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |av. 1: British Isles and the American colonies. Great Britain and Ireland 1748-1754 -- Wide spread the empire -- The hub of the empire -- Social and antisocial forces -- Under the shadow of the Pelhams -- A government of laws -- The mountainous principality -- Caledonia gathers the fruits of the union -- Native Hibernians and transplanted Britons -- The dependent kingdom -- Summarization -- v. 2: The British Isles and the American colonies. The southern plantations 1748-1754 -- The empire of the old dominion -- An old Catholic refuge -- The Chesapeake Bay staple -- The region of the southern pine barrens -- Aristocrats of the rice swamps -- An American Arcadia -- The Caribbean outpost of the empire -- Islands of cane. Islands of contentment. Home of the old buccaneers -- The struggle for the Muscovado markets -- Guinea and the empire -- v. 3: The British Isles and the American colonies. The northern plantations 1748-1754 -- The heart of New England -- In the white-pine belt -- A libertarian commonwealth -- A Puritan stronghold -- In the region of the old patroonships -- Ploughmen of the Jerseys -- The new world paradise of the sects -- A nondescript colony on the Delaware -- The iron men -- Hudson Bay beaver -- Bankers and sackmen : the province of Avalon -- The British colonial system in 1750 summarization -- v. 4: Zones of international friction. North America, south of the Great Lakes region 1748-1754 -- Introduction -- The Florida frontier -- Cherokee paths -- The lower Mississippi basin -- The French New World granary -- The valley of the Ohio to 1749 -- The rise and fall of Pickawillany -- The Ohio Company -- The collapse of the English trans-Appalachian movement -- v. 5: Zones of international friction. The Great Lakes frontier, Canada, the West Indies, India, 1748-1754 -- Les habitants -- The great lakes frontier -- The six confederated nations -- "Join or die" -- The fate of the plan of union -- Land of the Acadians -- The "neutral" islands of the Caribbeans -- East of Good Hope -- Rivals for the Carnatic -- Efforts to save the peace -- Summarization -- v. 6: The Great War for the empire. The years of defeat, 1754-1757 -- The great war for the empire and American national tradition -- A palisado in the wilderness -- Britain lends a hand -- The disaster at the Monongahela -- Boscawen misses an assignment -- Niagara and Crown Point -- The repudiation of Shirley -- The treason of Thomas Pichon -- Farewell to Acadia -- The exiles -- Britain and her continental "system" -- The rivals find new friends -- The loss of Minorca -- The American crisis ushers in a world war -- v. 7: The Great War for the Empire. The victorious years, 1758-1760 -- Pitt, the great commoner, comes to power -- The colonial line of defense -- The loss of Fort William Henry -- The checkmating of Loudoun -- The European scene. Pitt's reversal of policy -- A winter's interlude in North America -- The French tide in North America begins to ebb -- Abercromby meets his master. Frontenac -- The continental colonies and the war, 1759 -- Consolidation of British power south of the St. Lawrence, 1759 -- Wolfe ascends the St. Lawrence -- The piercing of the heart of new France -- The culmination of the war in North America -- v. 8: The Great War for the Empire. The culmination, 1760-1763 -- A French attempt to conquer the British Isles -- British continental commitments, 1759-60 -- The new king and the German Seven Years' War -- Privateersmen and neutrals -- island hopping in the French West Indies, 1759 -- The war spreads to India -- Disaster overtakes the French in the Carnatic -- Senegal, Belle-Ile-En-Mer, and Martinique -- Failure of peace negotiations and the fall of Pitt -- Spain as a neutral power -- The bursting of the Spanish bubble -- The return of peace -- v. 9: The triumphant empire. New responsibilities within the enlarged empire, 1763-1766 -- The empire at the restoration of peace, 1763 -- The domestic scene -- The proclamation of 1763 -- The Cherokee War, 1759-1761 -- The great Indian uprising, 1763 -- The transformation of Nova Scotia -- Canada becomes a British province -- East Florida as a British province, 1763-1765 -- West Florida as a British province -- The ceded islands. A free port -- The ceded islands. The Caribs, the franchise, the royal prerogative -- A second revolution in Bengal -- The united East India Company becomes a political power -- Summarization -- v. 10: The triumphant empire. Thunder-clouds gather in the west, 1763-1766 -- Colonies ripe for revolt : the older British North American colonies in 1763 -- Parliament reimburses the colonies, 1756-1765 -- The liquidation of war debts : the New England colonies -- Liquidation of colonial war debts : the middle colonies -- Liquidation of colonial war debts : the southern colonies -- Massachusetts Bay and the trade and navigation acts, 1760-1762 -- A challenge to the authority of the crown -- Virginia private debts and the government of Great Britain -- A search for revenue at home -- Great Britain seeks help from the colonies, 1763-1764 -- The American revenue act of 1764 -- The enactment of the stamp act -- The rise of the Sons of Liberty -- Resistance by violence and by illegal assembly -- The nullification of the stamp act -- The Rockingham administration faces a grave dilemma -- The great debates -- Recapitulation -- v. 11: The triumphant empire. The rumbling of the coming storm, 1766-1770 -- Efforts to heal the breach -- New York and the quartering act -- Charles Townshend moves to the front -- The implementation of the Townshend acts -- Massachusetts Bay and resistance to the Townshend program -- Other colonies follow the lead of Massachusetts Bay -- The discontented- "Wilkes and liberty" -- The British ministry at sea -- "The universal discontent and the inflamed state of America" -- Intercolonial conflicts : New York and its rivals -- Intercolonial conflicts : Pennsylvania and its rivals -- Trans-Appalachian developments : British policies and plans for the management of western lands and Indian affairs -- Trans-Appalachian developments : The British ministry faces the failure of imperial regulation -- The struggle for political equality : North Carolina -- Struggle for political equality : South Carolina -- v. 12: The triumphant empire. Britain sails into the storm, 1770-1779 -- The empire in a period of crisis -- Massachusetts Bay foments rebellion -- Tea and the climate of sedition -- Parliament accepts the challenge : The coercive acts -- Massachusetts Bay resists -- Other colonies prepare to resist : New England and the middle colonies -- Other colonies prepare to resist : Maryland and Virginia -- Other colonies prepare to resist : The Carolinas and Georgia -- The gathering of the first Continental Congress -- A crucial decision -- Repudiation of Chatham's plan of conciliation -- Open rebellion -- Failure of the olive branch petition -- Independence -- v. 13: The triumphant empire. Pt.1 -- The empire beyond the storm, 1770-1776 -- Pt. 2: -- A summary of the series -- Pt. 3: Historiography -- v. 14: A bibliographical guide to the history of the British Empire, 1748-1776 -- v. 15: A guide to manuscripts relating to the history of the British Empire, 1748-1776.
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