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The American Colonies and the British Empire, 1607-1783: Volumes 1-4. $625
This eight-volume edition traces the evolution of imperial and colonial ideologies during the British colonization of America, and is important for scholars of Atlantic History, American and British History, and Empire Studies. It covers the period from the founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia in 1607 to the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, as well as a wide range of ideas on empire and colonies from both sides of the Atlantic. Varied and often incompatible ideas were espoused by British political economists, politicians, administrators, colonial governors, and other officials, as well as by colonists. Sources include pamphlets, reports, sermons, and letters. Almost all of the texts are reproduced in full. The editorial material takes into account recent intellectual, theoretical, and methodological approaches pioneered in empire studies.
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