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Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761

Author: Andrew D M Beaumont
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George Montagu-Dunk Halifax, Earl of; George Montagu-Dunk Halifax, Earl of; George Montagu-Dunk Halifax, Earl of
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew D M Beaumont
ISBN: 9780198723974 0198723970
OCLC Number: 893708134
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2014 Royal Historical Society Gladstone Prize.
Description: ix, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements ; List of Abbreviations & Acronyms ; Introduction: Adventure Capitalists ; 1. An Ambitious Man, 1716-48 ; 2. The Board of Trade, 1748-49 ; 3. The Means to an End, 1749-52 ; 4. The Company, 1752-54 ; 5. The Perfect Storm, 1753-54 ; 6. The Albany Moment, 1753-55 ; 7. The Commanders-in-Chief, 1754-56 ; 8. Conflict, 1756-58 ; 9. The Star of the Hour, 1758-1763 ; 10. Coda, 1761-1771 ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Andrew D.M. Beaumont.
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the first monograph to explore the subject in detail and it successfully navigates the intricacies of the politics which are made comprehensible to the reader and enriched by shrewd insights. * Read more...

 
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