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British Atlantic, American Frontier

Reflecting the growing scholarly interest in transnational and comparative approaches to studying the past, British Atlantic, American Frontier offers a geographical perspective on the development of British America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It covers in detail not only the American eastern seaboard, but also eastern Canada and the West Indies, as well as the trans-Atlantic links to Western Europe and West Africa.

British Atlantic, American Frontier
Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America


Stephen J. Hornsby

Published by University Press of New England, 2005
ISBN 1584654279; pp: 307

ch 1 : ch 2 : ch 3 : ch 4 : ch 5 : ch 6


Chapter 1: Creating an English Atlantic, 1480-1630
Figure 1.1 Spice Routes from Asia to Europe
Figure 1.1 Spice Routes from Asia to Europe
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Figure 1.2 English Cloth Industry and Overseas Trade in the Early Sixteenth Century
Figure 1.2 English Cloth Industry and Overseas Trade in the Early Sixteenth Century
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Figure 1.3   English Overseas Trade in the Late Sixteenth Century

 

Figure 1.3 English Overseas Trade in the Late Sixteenth Century

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Figure 1.6
English Exploration and Settlement in North America and the Caribbean in the Early Seventeenth Century
Figure 1.6 English Exploration and Settlement in North America and the Caribbean in the Early Seventeenth Century
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Chapter 2: Atlantic Staple Regions: Newfoundland, the West Indies and Hudson Bay
Figure 2.1
Staple Regions in North America and the Caribbean, 1764-1775
Figure 2.1 Staple Regions in North America and the Caribbean, 1764-1775
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Figure 2.2
Expansion of the English Fishery Around the Coast of Newfoundland, 1570-1770
Figure 2.2 Expansion of the English Fishery Around the Coast of Newfoundland, 1570-1770
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Figure 2.9
Expansion of Sugar Cultivation in the English West Indies, Mid-Seventeenth Century
Figure 2.9 Expansion of Sugar Cultivation in the English West Indies, Mid-Seventeenth Century
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Figure 2.12
Slave Shipments from West Africa to the Caribbean and North America, 1651-1775
Figure 2.12 Slave Shipments from West Africa to the Caribbean and North America, 1651-1775
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Figure 2.18
Fur Trade Through Hudson Bay, 1760s
Figure 2.18 Fur Trade Through Hudson Bay, 1760s
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Figure 2.20
Atlantic Staple Trades, Mid-Eighteenth Century
Figure 2.20 Atlantic Staple Trades, Mid-Eighteenth Century
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Chapter 3: Continental Staple Regions: New England, the Chesepeake,
and South Carolina
Figure 3.1
Expansion of the English Fishery into the Gulf of Maine,
Early Seventeenth Century
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Figure 3.3
New England Banks Fishery, Early Eighteenth Century
Figure 3.3 New England Banks Fishery, Early Eighteenth Century
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Figure 3.8
English Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1675
Figure 3.8 English Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1675
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Figure 3.9
Dispersed Settlement in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1643-1742
Figure 3.9 Dispersed Settlement in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1643-1742
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Figure 3.12
Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1760
Figure 3.12 Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1760
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Figure 3.15
European Settlement in the Carolina Low Country, 1740
Figure 3.15 European Settlement in the Carolina Low Country, 1740
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Chapter 4: Agricultural Frontiers: New England, the Mid-Atlantic,
and the Southern Backcountry
Figure 4.1
Regional Origins of English Migrants to New England
Figure 4.1 Regional Origins of English Migrants to New England
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Figure 4.2
English Settlement in New England, 1675
Figure 4.2 English Settlement in New England, 1675
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Figure 4.4
From nucleated to dispersed settlement: Sudbury, Massachusetts
Figure 4.4 From nucleated to dispersed settlement: Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Figure 4.6
New England Overseas Trade, 1768-1772
Figure 4.6 New England Overseas Trade, 1768-1772
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Figure 4.14
Regional Origins of Scots-Irish and German Migrants to North America, 1700-1775
Figure 4.14 Regional Origins of Scots-Irish and German Migrants to North America, 1700-1775
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Figure 4.15
European Settlement in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, 1675
Figure 4.15 European Settlement in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, 1675
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Figure 4.16
Settlement in the Mid-Atlantic colonies, 1760
Figure 4.16 Settlement in the Mid-Atlantic colonies, 1760
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Figure 4.18
Mid-Atlantic Overseas Trade, 1768-1772
Figure 4.18 Mid-Atlantic Overseas Trade, 1768-1772
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Figure 4.25
European Settlement in the Southern Backcountry, 1760
Figure 4.25 European Settlement in the Southern Backcountry, 1760
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Figure 4.26
Principal Roads in the Southern Backcountry, circa 1775
Figure 4.26 Principal Roads in the Southern Backcountry, circa 1775
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Figure 4.28
Backcountry Trade, circa 1770
Figure 4.28 Backcountry Trade, circa 1770
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Figure 4.29
Winchester, Virginia, 1777
Figure 4.29 Winchester, Virginia, 1777
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Chapter 5: British American Towns
Figure 5.1
Distribution of Leading Urban Places in British America, circa 1770
Figure 5.1 Distribution of Leading Urban Places in British America, circa 1770
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Figure 5.2
Distribution of Urban Places in New England, the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, and the Chesapeake, circa 1770
Figure 5.2 Distribution of Urban Places in New England, the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, and the Chesapeake, circa 1770
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Figure 5.5
Mercantile Triangle in Charleston, 1780s
Figure 5.5 Mercantile Triangle in Charleston, 1780s
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Chapter 6: The Fracturing of British America
Figure 6.4
European Settlement in Nova Scotia, circa 1750
Figure 6.4 European Settlement in Nova Scotia, circa 1750
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Figure 6.5
French fur trade, early 1750s
Figure 6.5 French fur trade, early 1750s
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Figure 6.11
Channel Islands Migratory Fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, circa 1770
Figure 6.11 Channel Islands Migratory Fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, circa 1770
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Figure 6.13
Fur Trade from London, circa 1770
Figure 6.13 Fur Trade from London, circa 1770
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Figure 6.18
British and American Empires in the Mid-1780s
Figure 6.18 British and American Empires in the Mid-1780s
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