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Auteur(s) : Beaumont, Andrew David Michael (1980-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761 [Texte imprimé] / Andrew D.M. Beaumont

Publication : Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (ix-248 p.) ; 22 cm

Collection : Oxford Historical Monographs

Lien à la collection : Oxford historical monographs 


Note(s) : Notes bibliogr. Bibliogr. p. [230]-241. Index
This book examines the governance of British America in the period prior to the American Revolution. Focusing upon the career of George Montagu Dunk, Second Earl of Halifax and First Lord of the Board of Trade 悕antations (1716-1771), it explores colonial planners and policy-makers during the political hiatus between the age of Walpole and the subsequent age of imperial crisis. As ambitious metropolitan politicians vied for ministerial dominance, Halifax's board played a vital role in shaping British perceptions of its growing empire. A repository of information and intelligence, the board offered Halifax the opportunity to establish his own niche interest, for the good of the empire and himself alike. 0Challenging the view that Britain's attitude towards its American colonies was one of ignorance compounded by complacency, this study explores those charged directly with governing America, from the imperial centre to its westward peripheries: the governors entrusted with maintaining the royal prerogative, and implementing reform. Between 1748 and 1761, Halifax sought to reform the America from a motley assortment of territories into an ordered, uniform asset of the imperial nation-state. Exploring the governors themselves reveals a complex, modern network of professional and personal loyalties, bound together through mutual self-interest under Halifax's leadership.0Confronted by the Seven Years' War, Halifax saw his plans and followers dissipate in the face of global conflict, the results of which established British America, and also sowed the seeds of its eventual destruction in 1776


Sujet(s) : Halifax, George Montagu Dunk (1716-1771 ; comte de)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Colonies -- Grande-Bretagne -- Amérique -- Administration  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
États-Unis -- 1600-1775 (Période coloniale)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Genre ou forme : Biographies  Voir les notices liées en tant que genre ou forme


Identifiants, prix et caractéristiques : ISBN 9780198723974. - ISBN 0198723970

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb43833610k

Notice n° :  FRBNF43833610 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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