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Author Steele, Ian K. (Ian Kenneth), 1937- author

Title The English Atlantic, 1675-1740 : an exploration of communication and community / Ian K. Steele
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 400 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Sugar Routes; 3. Tobacco Routes; 4. Western Routes; 5. Northern Routes and the English Atlantic; 6. Communicating Revolution, 1688-1689; 7. The Posts; 8. The Papers; 9. The Packet Boats, 1702-1715; 10. Sending Peace and War Beyond the Line, 1667-1739; 11. Commerce and Communications; 12. Governors, Agents, and the Communication of Politics; 13. Communication and Community; 14. Conclusion; Abbreviations; Appendix: Tables; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary This study sets out to overcome the curious prejudice that the ocean is a barrier rather than a means of communication, demonstrating this with regard to the Engish Atlantic empire. It is not realized how closely Britain and the American colonies were connected throughout the colonial period
Analysis North America British colonies Communication services, 1675-1740
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-390) and index
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Subject British -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History -- 17th century.
British -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History -- 18th century.
Communication and traffic -- North America -- History.
Communication and traffic -- West Indies, British -- History.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Commerce -- History -- 17th century.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Commerce -- America.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 17th century.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 18th century.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- America.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195039688 (Cloth)
1280439424
1423758315 (electronic bk.)
1601295995
9780195039689 (Cloth)
9781280439421
9781423758310 (electronic bk.)
9781601295996