The Oxford History of the British Empire: The eighteenth century, Volume 2

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Oxford University Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 639 pages
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Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This was the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploys the latest scholarly research to trace and analyze development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, provides a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and takes into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.
 

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This book is an overview of the first period of the creation of the British Empire. It covers all parts of that empire from India to the New World. Each chapter was written by a different expert. Each ... Read full review

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Contents

t Introduction P Marshall
28
Trade Economy Fiscal State and
53
The Imperial Economy t700t776 Jacob M Price
78
Governance of
T-5
Religious Faith and Commercial Empire Boyd Stanley Schlenther
T-28
Colonial Wars and Imperial Instability t688t793 Bruce P Lenman
T-51
t0 Empire and Identity from the Glorious Revolution to the American
208
u Knowledge and Empire Richard Drayton
231
t7 British North America t760t8t5 Peter Marshall
372
t8 The Formation of Caribbean Plantation Society t689t748
394
The British Empire and the Atlantic Slave Trade t660t807
440
2t The Black Experience in the British Empire t680t8t0
465
Trade to Dominion t700t765 P J Marshall
487
Indian Society and the Establishment of British
508
The Metropolitan Context H V Bowen
530
Exploration and Exploitation Glyndwr Williams
552

Ireland in the British Empire
253
British North America t690t748
276
t4 The American Colonies in War and Revolution t748t783 John Shy
300
t5 Britain and the Revolutionary Crisis t763t79t Stephen Conway
325
t6 Native Peoples of North America and the EighteenthCentury British
347
Britain Without AmericaA Second Empire? P J Marshall
576
Chronology
596
Index
611
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P. J. Marshall is Emeritus Professor of Imperial History at the University of London.