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The Fault Lines of Empire : Political Differentiation in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1760-1830 - Elizabeth Mancke

The Fault Lines of Empire

Political Differentiation in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1760-1830

Hardcover Published: 22nd December 2004
ISBN: 9780415950008
Number Of Pages: 214

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This work presents a comparative history whose broad argument is that the differences in the political cultures of Canada and the United States have their origins in changes in the governance of the British Empire in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, rather than from changes initiated at the time of the American Revolution. In an analysis of two towns, one in Nova Scotia and one in Maine, this book addresses two large historical questions. One, why have the attitudes of Americans and Canadians about the appropriate role and function of governments differed significantly, despite the similarity of being North American liberal societies and formerly parts of the British Empire? And two, how did the consolidation of power within Britain affect the basic organization of people's lives in the colonies?

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'This Valuable analysis sheds light on the development of the two towns as well as on the cultures of New England and British North America from 1760 to 1830.' - The Journal of American History

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Corporate Structure and Private Interest: the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Expansion of New Englandp. 7
Liverpool, Machias, and the North Atlantic Region: an Historical, Demographic, and Economic Profilep. 29
Dividing the Landp. 45
Choosing Sides: Liverpool and Machias and the Imperial Conflictp. 65
Bearing Arms: the Military Involvement of Liverpool and Machias in the American Revolutionp. 83
The Transformation of New England Congregationalismp. 109
The Structure and Functions of Local Governmentp. 139
Divergent Structures of Power in the Anglo-Atlantic Worldp. 157
Notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780415950008
ISBN-10: 0415950007
Series: New World in the Atlantic World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 22nd December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1