The English Atlantic, 1675-1740: An Exploration of Communication and Community

The English Atlantic, 1675-1740: An Exploration of Communication and Community

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by Ian K. Steele
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195039688

ISBN-13: 9780195039689

Pub. Date: 09/28/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Exploding the curious myth that the ocean is a barrier rather than a highway for communication, this unusual interdisciplinary study examines the English Atlantic context of early American life. From the winterless Caribbean to the ice-locked Hudson Bay, maritime communications in fact usually met the legitimate expectations for frequency, speed, and safety, while

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Exploding the curious myth that the ocean is a barrier rather than a highway for communication, this unusual interdisciplinary study examines the English Atlantic context of early American life. From the winterless Caribbean to the ice-locked Hudson Bay, maritime communications in fact usually met the legitimate expectations for frequency, speed, and safety, while increased shipping, new postal services, and newspapers hastened the exchange of news. These changes in avenues of communications reflected—and, in turn, enhanced—the political, economic, and social integration of the English Atlantic between 1675 and 1740. As Steele deftly describes the influence of physical, technological, socioeconomic, and political aspects of seaborne communication on the community, he suggests an exciting new mode of analyzing Colonial history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195039689
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction3
Part INews by Merchantman
2.Sugar Routes21
3.Tobacco Routes41
4.Western Routes57
5.Northern Routes and the English Atlantic78
6.Communicating Revolution, 1688-168994
Part IIComanding Time
7.The Posts113
8.The Papers132
9.The Packet Boats, 1702-1715168
10.Sending Peace and War Beyond the Line, 1667-1739189
Part IIIThe English Atlantic: Aspects and Implications
11.Commerce and Communications213
12.Governors, Agents, and the Communication of Politics229
13.Communication and Community251
14.Conclusion273
Abbreviations279
AppendixTables281
Notes319
Index391

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