The English Atlantic, 1675-1740: An Exploration of Communication and Community

The English Atlantic, 1675-1740: An Exploration of Communication and Community[Download] ➵ The English Atlantic, 1675-1740: An Exploration of Communication and Community By Ian K. Steele – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Exploding the curious myth that the ocean is a barrier rather than a highway for communication this unusual interdisciplinary study examines the English Atlantic context of early American life From th Exploding the curious myth Atlantic, 1675-1740: Epub ´ that the ocean is a barrier rather than a highway for communication this unusual interdisciplinary study examines the English Atlantic context of early American life From the winterless Caribbean to the ice locked Hudson Bay maritime communications in fact usually met the legitimate expectations for freuency speed and safety while increased shipping new postal services and newspapers hastened the exchange of news These changes in avenues of communications reflected and in turn enhanced the political economic and social integration of the English Atlantic between The English ePUB ✓ and As Steele deftly describes the influence of physical technological socioeconomic and political aspects of seaborne communication on the community he suggests an exciting new mode of analyzing Colonial history. I read this as research for a historical fiction project It is a very useful study and easy to read despite being pretty densely populated with facts and figuresSteele makes a compelling argument that whereas we late moderns might be tempted to think of the Atlantic as a daunting barrier between Old and New worlds it was actually a very oft traveled link between English colonial settlements and English cities He points out that unless English people were living within a day's ride of London or so there wasn't very much overland communication they were uite isolated even on the island Therefore several weeks' sail to Bermuda Boston or Newfoundland wasn't that big a deal

The English Atlantic, 1675-1740: An Exploration of
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • The English Atlantic, 1675-1740: An Exploration of Communication and Community
  • Ian K. Steele
  • English
  • 03 October 2014
  • 9780195039689