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Published: 06 November 2014

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780198723974

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Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761

Andrew D. M. Beaumont

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • The first published biography of Lord Halifax
  • The first systemic interpretation of colonial administration in the period leading up to the American Revolution
  • Reinterprets major historical events, specifically the Albany Congress of 1754
  • Redefines key concepts in Anglo-American relations (including salutary neglect, pre-revolutionary administrative reform and ministerial ideas of empire)
  • Provides an explanation of the transition from laissez-faire governance to imperialism