The Imperial Origins of the King’s Church in Early America, 1607–1783

  • Authors
  • James B. Bell

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Origins of Imperial Ecclesiastical Policies

  3. The Implementation of Imperial Policies by Civil and Church Officials

  4. The American Experience Transforms the King’s Church

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. James B. Bell
      Pages 107-124
    3. James B. Bell
      Pages 166-185
  5. Consequences of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. James B. Bell
      Pages 203-209
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 210-298

About this book


The experience of the King's church in Early America was shaped by the unfolding imperial policies of the English government after 1675. London-based civil and ecclesiastical officials supervised the extension and development of the church overseas. The recruitment, appointment and financial support of the ministers was guided by London officials. Transplanted to the New World without the traditional hierarchical structure of the church - no bishop served in the colonies during the colonial period - at the time of the American Revolution it was neither an English-American, or American-English church, yet modified in a distinctive manner.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51582-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-00558-7
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