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The Resource Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761, Andrew D.M. Beaumont, (electronic resource)

Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761, Andrew D.M. Beaumont, (electronic resource)

Label
Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761
Title
Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761
Statement of responsibility
Andrew D.M. Beaumont
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 & Plantations (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. Confronted 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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beaumont, Andrew D. M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford historical monographs
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  • Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk
  • Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Politicians
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Label
Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761, Andrew D.M. Beaumont, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001375052
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198723974
Lccn
2014937124
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001375052
Label
Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761, Andrew D.M. Beaumont, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001375052
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198723974
Lccn
2014937124
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001375052

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