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An Empire of Regions: A Brief History of Colonial British America
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An Empire of Regions: A Brief History of Colonial British America (Paperback)

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An Empire of Regions is a refreshing interpretation of British American history that demonstrates how the thirteen British mainland colonies grew to function as self-governing entities in distinct regional clusters. In lucid prose, Eric Nellis invites readers to explore the circumstances leading to the colonies' collective defense of their individual interests, and to reevaluate the founding principles of the United States. There is considerable discussion of social conditions and of the British background to the colonies' development. Extensive treatment of slavery, the slave trade, and native populations is provided, while detailed maps illustrate colony boundaries, settlement growth, and the impact of the Proclamation Line. This absorbing and compelling narrative will captivate both newcomers to and enthusiasts of American history.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University of Toronto Press Publication Date: 31/01/1910 ISBN-13: 9781442601406  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eric Nellis is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia.

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