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Source Archive(s)

  • The National Archives, UK

Period Covered:

1606-1822 (all modules)

Publication:

Module I & II AVAILABLE NOW

Pricing:

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Themes/Subjects Covered

  • Beginning and expansion of English settlement
  • The development of colonial institutions
  • Colonial legislation
  • Education
  • Economic and industrial development
  • Settlers’ relationships with Native Americans
  • English/British relations with the Dutch, French and Spanish
  • Trade and protectionism
  • Taxation
  • Militias, garrisons and military preparedness
  • Warfare
  • Alliances and diplomacy
  • Peace negotiations
  • Naval matters
  • Piracy and privateering
  • Tobacco, sugar and other commodities
  • Religious matters
  • Slavery and the slave trade
  • Non-British immigration
  • Surveying and exploration
  • Colonial relationships with the British government
  • The Glorious Revolution
  • Political protest and unrest
  • The American Revolution

Key Features

  • A five-module collection of complete set of CO 5 files from The National Archives, including material extracted from parent files and stored separately
  • Module 1: Frontier Life, Early Expansion and Rivalries
  • Module 2: Towards Revolution: Disputes and Origins of the Conflict
  • Module 3: The American Revolution and its Aftermath
  • Module 4: Legislation and Politics in the Colonies
  • Module 5: Growth, Trade and Development
  • Comprehensive compilation of metadata for manuscript documents ensures maximum searchability and ease of access for researchers
  • Essays by leading academics to explore and contextualise the original material
  • Map gallery showcasing extensive collection of colour maps associated with the material

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