Colonial America

From Jamestown to Yorktown

  • Authors
  • Mary K. Geiter
  • W. A. Speck

Part of the American History in Depth book series (AHD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 1-6
  3. The Imperial Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 9-20
    3. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 21-37
    4. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 38-47
  4. The American Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 51-67
    3. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 68-84
    4. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 85-100
    5. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 101-110
    6. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 111-118
  5. The Imperial Connection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 121-136
    3. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 137-145
    4. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 155-164
  6. The Imperial Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 167-182
    3. Mary K. Geiter, W. A. Speck
      Pages 183-194

About this book

Introduction

Colonial America deals with the development of the American colonies from the first permanent settlement at Jamestown to the independence of the thirteen which became the USA. Instead of anticipating the birth of a nation, as is too often the case, Mary K. Geiter and W. A. Speck treat the history of the colonies as part of the wider history of the British Empire. They also include in their discussion those colonies which did not rebel against British rule, such as the islands in the West Indies.

Using this valuable and informative approach to the study of the American colonies, Geiter and Speck demonstrate how Britain and America shared a common history for nearly two hundred years.

Keywords

Britain colonial history empire England history migration nation revolution settlement USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-1376-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-79056-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1376-0
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