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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Figure 3.8
English Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1675

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Figure 3.9
Dispersed Settlement in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1643-1742

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Figure 3.12
Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1760

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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

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Figure 4.2
English Settlement in New England, 1675

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Figure 4.4
From nucleated to dispersed settlement: Sudbury, Massachusetts

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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

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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

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Figure 4.18
Mid-Atlantic Overseas Trade, 1768-1772

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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

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Figure 4.28
Backcountry Trade, circa 1770

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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

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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

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Chapter 6: The Fracturing of British America
Figure 6.4
European Settlement in Nova Scotia, circa 1750

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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

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Figure 6.13
Fur Trade from London, circa 1770

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Figure 6.18
British and American Empires in the Mid-1780s

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Image Description: Figure 1.1 Spice Routes from Asia to Europe

Image Description: Figure 1.2 English Cloth Industry and Overseas Trade in the Early Sixteenth Century

Image Description: Figure 1.3 English Overseas Trade in the Late Sixteenth Century

Image Description: Figure 1.6 English Exploration and Settlement in North America and the Caribbean in the Early Seventeenth Century

Image Description: Figure 2.1 Staple Regions in North America and the Caribbean, 1764-1775

Image Description: Figure 2.2 Expansion of the English Fishery Around the Coast of Newfoundland, 1570-1770

Image Description: Figure 2.9 Expansion of Sugar Cultivation in the English West Indies, Mid-Seventeenth Century

Image Description: Figure 2.12 Slave Shipments from West Africa to the Caribbean and North America, 1651-1775

Image Description: Figure 2.18 Fur Trade Through Hudson Bay, 1760s

Image Description: Figure 2.20 Atlantic Staple Trades, Mid-Eighteenth Century

Image Description: Figure 3.1

Image Description: Figure 3.3 New England Banks Fishery, Early Eighteenth Century

Image Description: Figure 3.8 English Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1675

Image Description: Figure 3.9 Dispersed Settlement in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1643-1742

Image Description: Figure 3.12 Settlement in the Chesapeake, 1760

Image Description: Figure 3.15 European Settlement in the Carolina Low Country, 1740

Image Description: Figure 4.1 Regional Origins of English Migrants to New England

Image Description: Figure 4.2 English Settlement in New England, 1675

Image Description: Figure 4.4 From nucleated to dispersed settlement: Sudbury, Massachusetts

Image Description: Figure 4.6 New England Overseas Trade, 1768-1772

Image Description: Figure 4.14 Regional Origins of Scots-Irish and German Migrants to North America, 1700-1775

Image Description: Figure 4.15 European Settlement in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, 1675

Image Description: Figure 4.16 Settlement in the Mid-Atlantic colonies, 1760

Image Description: Figure 4.18 Mid-Atlantic Overseas Trade, 1768-1772

Image Description: Figure 4.25 European Settlement in the Southern Backcountry, 1760

Image Description: Figure 4.26 Principal Roads in the Southern Backcountry, circa 1775

Image Description: Figure 4.28 Backcountry Trade, circa 1770

Image Description: Figure 4.29 Winchester, Virginia, 1777

Image Description: Figure 5.1 Distribution of Leading Urban Places in British America, circa 1770

Image Description: Figure 5.2 Distribution of Urban Places in New England, the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, and the Chesapeake, circa 1770

Image Description: Figure 5.5 Mercantile Triangle in Charleston, 1780s

Image Description: Figure 6.4 European Settlement in Nova Scotia, circa 1750

Image Description: Figure 6.5 French fur trade, early 1750s

Image Description: Figure 6.11 Channel Islands Migratory Fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, circa 1770

Image Description: Figure 6.13 Fur Trade from London, circa 1770

Image Description: Figure 6.18 British and American Empires in the Mid-1780s

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