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Marlborough's America

Stephen Saunders Webb


Scholars of British America generally conclude that the early eighteenth-century Anglo-American empire was commercial in economics, liberal in politics, and parochial in policy, somnambulant in an era of “salutary neglect.” However, this book demonstrates that the American provinces, under the spur of war, became capitalist, coercive, and aggressive, owing to the vigorous leadership of career army officers, trained and nominated to American government by the captain general of the allied armies, the first duke of Marlborough, and that his influence, and that of his legates, prevailed through t ... More

Keywords: colonies, empire, America, government, army officers, Great Britain, duke of Marlborough, provinces, France, Scotland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300178593
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300178593.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Saunders Webb, author