"Salutary Neglect"; Colonial Administration Under the Duke of Newcastle

"Salutary Neglect"; Colonial Administration Under the Duke of Newcastle

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During the remarkably long period (1724-1754) that Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle, served as England's secretary of state, private interests and the exigencies of domestic politics rather than a rational assessment of England's stake in America determined colonial policy. As no purposeful effort was made to administer the colonies" political life, they enjoyed in effect relatively little interference in their internal affairs. The reasons for this "salutary neglect" and the lack of a vigorous colonial program arc analyzed now by James Henretta. His study, though focusing on the politics and patronage of the Duke, brings into view the entire range of men and agencies that had a hand in making colonial policy and dispensing patronage. It thus illuminates the political and administrative system that developed in England during the first half of the century and continued in effect at the time of the American Revolution.

Originally published in 1972.

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Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1972
ISBN: 9780691051963
Call Number: 973.2 H394s
Characteristics: xii, 381 p. ; 23 cm


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