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civil war within the empire which rapidly became a side issue in the larger contest opening between Great Britain and her European rivals. The French, likewise, have come to be regarded as the enemies of the British rather than the friends of the American rebels. The preliminaries of the struggle have been studied by Becker, Howard and Schlesinger. Adams has viewed it from the angle of imperial organization. Becker's Declaration of Independence is a treatise on the history of political ideas. Mcllwain's American Revolution argues that Parliament had no constitutional right to tax the colonies. Schuyler's brilliant Parliament and the British Empire completely overthrows this claim and would seem to have permanently settled the controversy. Dr. J. Franklin Jameson has interpreted the contest as a social movement. Adams' Revolutionary New England reveals that the Boston merchants' patriotic ardor was largely activated by selfish economic considerations. Corwin and Perkins have exposed the ulterior motives leading to French assistance. Hinkhouse and Miss Clark have studied British public opinion of the affair. Flick, Siebert, and Van Tyne have found mingled romance and tragedy in the story of the Loyalists and have evoked genuine admiration for this badly used people. The Caribbean colonies have come into their own with the realization that they constituted the gems of the old British American empire. Pitman has written the definitive account of the islands during their heydey, Ragatz has traced their decline and the fall of the planter class preceding emancipation, and Bell and Benns have dealt with American-West Indian commercial relations. Phillips' A Jamaica Slave Plantation is the most thorough analysis of the old labor system in the American tropics, based on the actual records of a given property, which has yet been made. Violet Barbour and Haring have told adventuresome tales of pirate and buccaneer days. Evangeline and Charles Andrews Journal of a Lady of Quality, the record of a visit paid to Antigua on the eve of the American Revolution by a sprightly Scotch-

Bibliographie d'histoire coloniale ( 1900-1930 )  

Auteur : Alfred Martineau, Roussier, Tramond / Partie 1 d'un ouvrage patrimonial de la bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la d...

Bibliographie d'histoire coloniale ( 1900-1930 )  

Auteur : Alfred Martineau, Roussier, Tramond / Partie 1 d'un ouvrage patrimonial de la bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la d...

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