Chapter 4. The Changing Socio-Economic and Strategic Importance of the Colonies to the Empire

  1. Jack P. Greene and
  2. J. R. Pole
  1. Alison G. Olson

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch4

A Companion to the American Revolution

A Companion to the American Revolution

How to Cite

Olson, A. G. (2000) The Changing Socio-Economic and Strategic Importance of the Colonies to the Empire, in A Companion to the American Revolution (eds J. P. Greene and J. R. Pole), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210580

Online ISBN: 9780470756454

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Keywords:

  • english colonists;
  • British empire;
  • British economy;
  • military action;
  • immigration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Wars for Supremacy in Europe

  • Trade in 1700

  • Military Considerations

  • European Immigration

  • Expansion of Tirade

  • The Influence of English Merchants on Colonial Government

  • Defense of Colonial Frontiers

  • Relations between the Colonies and the West Indies

  • Results of Population Growth

  • Military Action, 1740–58

  • Pitt's Ministry

  • Military Action, 1759–62

  • Economic Results of War

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Colonies to Britain