The Governors-General: The English Army and the Definition of the Empire, 1569-1681

The Governors-General: The English Army and the Definition of the Empire, 1569-1681

by Stephen Saunders Webb
     
 

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In this remarkable revisionist study, Webb shows that English imperial policy was shaped by a powerful and sustained militaristic, autocratic tradition that openly defined English empire as the imposition of state control by force on dependent people. He describes the entire military connection that found expression in the garrisoned cities of England, Scotland,

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In this remarkable revisionist study, Webb shows that English imperial policy was shaped by a powerful and sustained militaristic, autocratic tradition that openly defined English empire as the imposition of state control by force on dependent people. He describes the entire military connection that found expression in the garrisoned cities of England, Scotland, and Ireland and ultimately in the palisaded plantations of Jamaica, Virginia, and New England.

Originally published in 1987.

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From the Publisher
"One of those rare books that combine extensive original research with an argument that will force historians to reconsider what they have taken for granted. This is a book to be reckoned with."—North Carolina Historical Review

"The most provocatively revisionist interpretation of the British Empire to appear in this century."—John M. Murrin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807841860
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
07/01/1987
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
561
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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One of those rare books that combine extensive original research with an argument that will force historians to reconsider what they have taken for granted. This is a book to be reckoned with.—North Carolina Historical Review

The most provocatively revisionist interpretation of the British Empire to appear in this century.—John M. Murrin

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