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British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Stephen Foster


Until relatively recently, the linkage between British Imperial History and the History of Early America was taken for granted. This is no longer the case. Instead, Early American historiography has suffered from a loss of coherent definition as competing manifestos demand this or that reordering of the subject to combine time periods and geographical areas in ways that would have previously seemed anomalous. Along the way, it has become a commonplace to announce that the history of America is best accounted for in America itself in a three-way melee between “settlers,” the indigenous populati ... More

Keywords: early American history, seventeenth-century America, eighteenth-century America, British Imperial History, British North America, American colonies, American Revolution

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Foster, editor
Distinguished Research Professor (Emeritus), Northern Illinois University

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