The Atlantic Imperial Constitution: Center And Periphery In The English Atlantic World

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

byKen Macmillan

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The Atlantic Imperial Constitution explores the relationship between the English Crown and the Atlantic colonial peripheries under the early Stuarts. Arguing against the common belief that the English government sat out the first generation of Atlantic activities, Ken MacMillan demonstrates that the king, his Privy Council, and various associated bodies became involved in the Atlantic enterprise when the king's sovereignty, the rights of his subjects, or the needs of state were at stake. From 1606 onward, Crown intervention in Atlantic affairs reflected a historically based, ideologically principled, and broadly consistent system of imperial governance that set precedents for the relationship between center and periphery into the eighteenth century.

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The Atlantic Imperial Constitution explores the relationship between the English Crown and the Atlantic colonial peripheries under the early Stuarts. Arguing against the common belief that the English government sat out the first generation of Atlantic activities, Ken MacMillan demonstrates that the king, his Privy Council, and various...

Ken MacMillan is an associate professor of History at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the editor of John Dee: The Limits of the British Empire (2004) and author of Sovereignty and Possession in the English New World: The Legal Foundations of Empire, 1576-1640 (2006).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:266 pages, 8.64 × 5.7 × 0.79 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230111742

ISBN - 13:9780230111745

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Table of Contents

The Crown and the Atlantic Charters * Foreign Affairs: The Example of Spain * Emigration and the Shaping of the English Atlantic World* Tobacco and the Economy of Empire * Petitions and Executive Authority * Commissions and Committees for Foreign Plantations