Britain and France at the Birth of America
The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83
Andrew Stockley is Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Principal of College House, Christchurch, New Zealand.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Abbreviations A Note on References Summary Chronology Introduction 1 The Approach of Peace 2 The Birth of America 3 Shelburne, Vergennes and the European Settlement 4 The Domestic Political Context 5 Fox and the 1783 Negotiations Conclusion Appendix: Dramatis Personae Notes Select Bibliography Index
The specialist will find much to enjoy and benefit from, especially the analysis of the construction of a viable British foreign policy towards the American colonies and their European allies.
The International History Review, Vol. 24:1
Highly recommended for all college libraries.
Choice, Vol. 39, No. 6
This splendidly produced volume needs to be set in the historiographical context of its subject, one much written about from varying national viewpoints ... The merits of this book by Andrew Stockley are that he incorporates recent scholarship; adds new material of his own; notes the impact of internal politics in Britain and France; and, above all, as his title suggests, puts the whole topic in a European rather than American setting ... An excellent synthesis of a complicated topic, leavened with fresh material and marked by an original approach.
The British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 25.1
... Turns the established view of the creation of the USA upon its head ...
University of St Andrews
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: May 1, 2001