Revolutionary New England, 1691-1776

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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTORY3

Character of XVIIIth Century -- Rise of New Classes -- Political Effects of Revolution of 1688 -- Effects of Frontier Life on the Colonists -- Difficulties of the Imperial Problem.

II. THE MACHINERY OF EMPIRE18

Organization of Administration -- Causes of Inefficiency -- Influences of Military Operations -- Effect of System on the Colonists.

III. THE DAWN OF THE CENTURY30

Culture and Ideals of the Colonists -- Religious Attitude -- Morals -- Law -- The West India Trade -- French Rivalry.

IV. THE POLICY OF UNIFIED CONTROL 46

Imperial Defense -- Need for Greater Union -- Bellomont's Policies -- Navigation Acts -- Illicit Trade and Piracy -- Rhode Island and Connecticut Violate their Charters -- Troubles in New Hampshire -- Difficulties of a Colonial Governor.

V. ATTEMPTS AT COÖPERATION, IMPERIAL AND COLONIAL60

Influence of European Situation -- Dudley as Governor -- Characteristic Feature of his Administration -- Renewed War with French -- Attitude of the Colonies -- Jamaica Expedition -- Ineffectiveness of Colonial Militia -- Attacks on Dudley -- Expeditions against Canada.

VI. THE RISING TIDE84

Opening of a New Period -- Effects of Peace -- Change in Land Policy -- Extension of Frontier -- Growing Problem of the West India

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