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Studies in Modern History

The Imperial Origins of the King's Church in Early America 1607-1783

Authors: Bell, James

Editors: Clark, J.C.D. (Ed.)

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The experience of the King's church in Early America was shaped by the unfolding imperial policies of the English government after 1675. London-based civil and ecclesiastical officials supervised the extension and development of the church overseas. The recruitment, appointment and financial support of the ministers was guided by London officials. Transplanted to the New World without the traditional hierarchical structure of the church - no bishop served in the colonies during the colonial period - at the time of the American Revolution it was neither an English-American, or American-English church, yet modified in a distinctive manner.

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JAMES BELL is Visiting Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute in the University of Oxford and is the author of several books and numerous articles. He has taught at Princeton University, Barnard College, The College of Wooster, and The Ohio State University. His research interests are seventeenth and eighteenth century English and American History.

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'It is evident that the book is the product of a great deal of research.' - Stephen Taylor, English Historical Review

'...the institutional overview and quantitative information make the book a useful addition to the literature on early American Religion.' - Travis Glasson, William and Mary Quarterly

'...an important resource, both in terms of its narrative and its immense bibliography, for the study of the Church of England in colonial North America.' - Edward L. Bond, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

'a welcome and worthy addition to the series...What sets this book apart...is a newly undertaken mining and marshaling of archival material both in the United Kingdom and the United States.' - Church History


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Imperial Origins of the King's Church in Early America 1607-1783
Authors
Editors
  • J.C.D. Clark
Series Title
Studies in Modern History
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-00558-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230005587
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3219-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51582-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 298
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