Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 September 1986

412 Pages | 42 tables, 4 maps

ISBN: 9780195039689

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The English Atlantic, 1675-1740

An Exploration of Communication and Community

Ian K. Steele

Through a provocative examination of the English Atlantic context of early American life, Ian K. Steele challenges the modern assumption that the ocean was a barrier to, rather than a highway for, communication with England. As he deftly describes the influence of physical, socioeconomic, political and technological changes in seaborne communication between 1675 and 1740, teele suggests an exciting new mode of analyzing imperial history.