Synopses & Reviews
This is a digital reprint of a volume from 1968 where Professor Carrington brought up to date the first nine chapters of his classic study of the expansion of the British peoples overseas. This volume deals with the early British ventures overseas from the seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. Professor Carrington describes the establishment of the American colonies, the activities of the East India Company, the exploration of the South Seas and British activities in the Cape and the East.
Table of Contents
1. Early ventures overseas; 2. British North America in the Eighteenth century; 3. The East India company 1600-1833; 4. The South Seas: Convicts: Slaves; 5. War, Trade and Philanthropy, 1793-1833; 6. The British at the Cape, to the year 1852; 7. The colonial reformers, 1830-46; 8. Empire in the East , 1814-79; 9. Markets, money and men in the age of free trade.