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Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761$
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Andrew D. M. Beaumont

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198723974

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723974.001.0001

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The Board of Trade, 1748–49

The Board of Trade, 1748–49

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(p.41) 2 The Board of Trade, 1748–49
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Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761
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Andrew D. M. Beaumont

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723974.003.0003

This chapter introduces the Board of Trade, providing a brief history of the office, its purpose, strengths, and weaknesses. The chapter introduces the concept of salutary neglect, exploring various interpretations offered by historians for the term. The chapter then explores the board’s proposal to establish a model colony in Nova Scotia, offering an overview of Halifax’s plans and the means with which he accomplished his goals in founding the colony in 1749. The chapter explores the persistent problems encountered by the colonial governors in asserting and maintaining their respective authority, and shows the steps that Halifax took to manage risk and uncertainty in Nova Scotia.

Keywords:   Board of Trade and Plantations, salutary neglect, Nova Scotia, colonial planning, colonial governors, risk management

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