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

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UNC Press Books, Jan 1, 2014 - History - 561 pages
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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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Contents

Lord of Jamaica The English Executive in the West Indies 16541681
149
Coercion and Constitution The Old Dominion and the Definition of English Empire in North America 16761683
327
Garrison Government The English Empire to 1681
436
Four Phases of Empire 16811763
461
The GovernorsGeneral
467

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