1st Edition

The Fault Lines of Empire Political Differentiation in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1760-1830

By Elizabeth Mancke Copyright 2005
    226 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Fault Lines of Empire  is a fascinating comparative study of two communities in the early modern British Empire--one in Massachusetts, the other in Nova Scotia. Elizabeth Mancke focuses on these two locations to examine how British attempts at reforming their empire impacted the development of divergent political customs in the United States and Canada.

    Introduction, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 1 Corporate Structure and Private Interest: The Mid-Eighteenth-Century Expansion of New England, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 2 Liverpool, Machias, and the North Atlantic Region: An Historical, Demographic, and Economic Profile, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 3 Dividing the Land, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 4 Choosing Sides: Liverpool and Machias and the Imperial Conflict, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 5 Bearing Arms: The Military Involvement of Liverpool and Machias in the American Revolution, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 6 The Transformation of New England Congregationalism, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 7 The Structure and Functions of Local Government, Elizabeth Mancke; Chapter 8 Conclusion Divergent Structures of Power in the Anglo-Atlantic World, Elizabeth Mancke;


    Elizabeth Mancke is an associate professor of history at the University of Akron in Ohio

    'This Valuable analysis sheds light on the development of the two towns as well as on the cultures of New England and British North America from 1760 to 1830.'The Journal of American History