Primary Source Documents
The documents in this collection are organized into chronological chapters with a thematic focus for each time period. This organization is intended to provide a narrative arc while also highlighting connections between particular ideas and debates as they intersected with, and shaped, historical events on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Chapter 1: Debating Power & Empire
Chapter 2: Restoration Settlements
Chapter 3: Reacting to Absolutism
Marvell Andrew – A Collection of Poems On Affairs
Chapter 4: Glorious Revolutions?
The Dominion of New England
Chapter 6: Tory Reactions
1698 African Trade Act
Robert Harley’s investigations into Bacon’s Rebellion (1676-1705)
Queen Anne’s speech on the Assiento 1712
Assiento and the Treaty of Utrecht 1710-1713
Cato by Joseph Addison 1712
Hogarth’s South Sea Bubble Print 1720
Yorke Talbot Decision 1729
Chapter 7: Revolutionary Atlantics