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9781555534639

The Infamas Govener

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  • ISBN13:

    9781555534639

  • ISBN10:

    1555534635

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr
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Summary

This first modern political biography of the royal governor of Massachusetts casts new light on Bernard's role in shaping the course of events that set the stage for the American Revolution.

Author Biography

Colin Nicolson is Lecturer in United States history at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and Secretary of the Scottish Association for the Study of America.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Introduction The ``Infamas Govener'' 3(12)
``An Oxonian, A Bigot, A Plantation Governor'' Bernard's English Origins
15(34)
``Harmony between the King and People'' The Governance of Empire, 1760--1764
49(33)
A ``System Maker Full of Vanity and Prejudice'' Bernard and Reform, 1763--1765
82(27)
``Anarchy and Confusion'' The Crisis of Authority, 1765
109(30)
``Supporting the Authority of Government'' Bernard and the Friends of Government
139(28)
``A Time of Tryals, Spies and Snares'' The Deterioration of British-Colonial Relations, 1767--1768
167(31)
``Unmasked'' Bernard and the Imperial Crisis, 1769--1774
198(27)
Conclusion Revolution and Counterrevolution 225(14)
Abbreviations 239(4)
Notes 243(48)
Bibliography 291(24)
Index 315

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