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Born in 1651 in what is now Maine, William Phips became a sea captain out of Boston, an adventurer in search of Spanish treasure in the Caribbean. He captured and plundered Port Royal in Acadia, now Nova Scotia, and led an unsuccessful expedition against Quebec in 1690. He became the first royal governor of Massachusetts in 1692, put an end to the Salem witchcraft trials, and negotiated a treaty with the native Wabanaki.
This biography presents a well-rounded picture of Phips, one that looks at all phases of his colourful career. He was an unusual figure among colonial governors, and his very uniqueness, as well as his difficulties as governor, help us to understand the politics and society of New England during his era. Helped and hindered by his obscure origins, Phips struggled for advancement, and his struggle illustrates the fluid nature of the British Empire in the late seventeenth century.
Phips's life was left unexplored by scholars for the past seventy years. The New England Knight reconstructs his career using contemporary material that brings life and immediacy to the narrative. It interacts with recent studies in colonial, imperial, aboriginal, and marine history to set Phips's eventful life in context.
L'autore: Emerson W. Baker is a professor in the Department of History at Salem State College.
Titolo: The New England Knight: Sir William Phips, ...
Casa editrice: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1998. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP87571033
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0802009255 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block - GOOD. Codice libro della libreria Z0802009255Z3
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808020092584.0