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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography$
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Robin Winks

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.001.0001

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British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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(p.73) 4 British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography
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Stephen Foster

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0004

The maps that laid out the evolution of America from colony to an imperial power in its own right were mostly the work of the Harvard scholar-entrepreneur A. B. Hart, often denominated the creator of American history as an academic subject. Charles M. Andrews' contrapuntal theme of Imperial centralization is colonial self-government. Other than Andrews, only his student Gipson was willing to deal with in its entirety on the subject of the dissolution of the first British Empire. There are four arguments presented, which possess the cardinal virtue of explaining how an Anglo-American colonial period could issue in a more distinctively American national one, yet it is surely fair to say that none of them has been taken as entirely successful in explaining the conundrum of the Revolution. When the work of Andrews still has something to say, people profit even from his faith in the intermittent but inevitable progress of humanity, which was forged in the unlikely crucible of the Gilded Age and remained steadfast despite the First World War.

Keywords:   British North America, 17th century, 18th century, imperial power, Charles M. Andrews, Anglo-American colonial period, Revolution, First World War, Gilded Age

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