Andrew D. M. Beaumont's Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761 (Oxford PDF

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By Andrew D. M. Beaumont

Colonial the US and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761 examines the governance of British the USA within the interval sooner than the yank Revolution. Focusing upon the occupation of George Montagu Dunk, moment Earl of Halifax and primary Lord of the Board of exchange & Plantations (1716-1771), it explores colonial planners and policy-makers throughout the political hiatus among the age of Walpole and the next age of imperial situation. As formidable metropolitan
politicians vied for ministerial dominance, Halifax's board performed an important position in shaping British perceptions of its growing to be empire. A repository of data and intelligence, the board provided Halifax the chance to set up his personal area of interest curiosity, for the nice of the empire and himself alike.

Challenging the view that Britain's perspective in the direction of its American colonies used to be considered one of lack of knowledge compounded via complacency, this examine explores these charged without delay with governing the USA, from the imperial centre to its westward peripheries: the governors entrusted with keeping the royal prerogative, and imposing reform. among 1748 and 1761, Halifax sought to reform the the United States from a motley collection of territories into an ordered, uniform asset of the imperial nation-state.
Exploring the governors themselves unearths a fancy, glossy community and private loyalties, sure jointly via mutual self-interest below Halifax's leadership.

Confronted by way of the Seven Years' struggle, Halifax observed his plans and fans expend within the face of world clash, the result of which demonstrated British the USA, and in addition sowed the seeds of its eventual destruction in 1776.

Long overshadowed by means of the stated 'great males' of his age, this examine restores Halifax and his curiosity to its rightful position as an important effect upon significant ancient occasions, illustrating his grand, complicated imaginative and prescient for an alternate British the US that by no means was.

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