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The Westward enterprise : English activities in Ireland, the Atlantic, and America, 1480-1650 / edited by K.R. Andrews, N.P. Canny, and P.E.H. Hair.

; Canny, Nicholas P ; Hair, P. E. H. (Paul Edward Hedley) ; Quinn, David B
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1979.
ISBN 0814316476, 9780814316474

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Other Authors Andrews, Kenneth R.
Canny, Nicholas P.
Hair, P. E. H.
Quinn, David B.
Subjects America -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Amérique -- Découverte et exploration anglaises.
Britanniques -- Irlande -- Histoire.
British -- Ireland -- History -- 16th century.
British -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
British colonies.
Discovery and exploration, British.
États-Unis -- Histoire -- ca 1600-1775 (Période coloniale)
Grande-Bretagne -- Colonies -- Amérique.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- Territorial expansion.
Great Britain.
Quinn, David B.
Territorial expansion.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States.
Description xiv, 326 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes "The essays in this volume are offered ... in tribute to D.B. Quinn to mark his retirement in 1976 from the Andrew Geddes and John Rankin Chair of Modern History at the University of Liverpool."
Includes index.
"The writings of D.B. Quinn": pages 303-309.
Summary "In this volume, an international group of scholars from Britain, Ireland, and North America take up many of the questions surrounding the history of European expansion. What were the motives of the English, how did these change, and what insight is given on developments in English society? How did the ventures of the English compare with those of other European nations? What were the shifts in fundamental knowledge of the world, and the new concepts of civilization spread by the invention of printing, which lay behind the movements of ships, armies, and settlers? What were the roles and reactions of those who felt the weight of English expansionism, the natives of Ireland and America? Over a period of forty years, D. B. Quinn, formerly Andrew Geddes and John Rankin Professor of Modern History at the University of Liverpool, has pioneered research into these far-reaching questions in a range of books, articles, and lectures, which together have made a special contribution to the study of European expansion and the rise of the modern world. This volume is published in tribute to Professor Quinn. It provides in one source a survey of the historical research and advances in knowledge concerning the English westward enterprise, and the earliest history of America, which have been made during the last half-century"--Jacket, pages [2].
Contents Parry, J.H. Introduction: the English in the New World.--Canny, N. The permissive frontier: social control in English settlements in Ireland and Virginia, 1550-1650.--Bottigheimer, K.S. Kingdom and colony: Ireland in the westward enterprise, 1536-1660.--Bradshaw, B. Native reaction to the westward enterprise: a case-study in Gaelic ideology.--McGrath, P. Bristol and America, 1480-1631.--Andrews, K.R. The English in the Caribbean, 1560-1620.--Lorimer, J. The English contraband tobacco trade from Trinidad and Guiana, 1590-1617.--Shammas, C. English commercial development and American colonization, 1560-1620.--Pennington, L.E. The Amerindian in English promotional literature, 1575-1625.--Hulton, P. Images of the New World: Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues and John White.--Billings, W.M. The transfer of English law to Virginia, 1606-50.--Parker, J. Religion and the Virginia colony, 1609-10.--Dunn, R.S. Experiments holy and unholy, 1630-1.--Kearney, H. The problem of perspective in the history of colonial America.--Hair, P.E.H. and Quinn, A.M. The writings of D.B. Quinn.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Great Britain
North America
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5051670
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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