THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN BRITISH POLITICS. A STUDY OF THE TRADE, LAND SPECULATION, AND EXPERIMENTS IN IMPERIALISM CULMINATING IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1917. Two volumes. 358; 396pp. including maps. Frontispiece maps. Original blue cloth, gilt, t.e.g. Light offsetting to front cover of second volume, corners lightly rubbed. Bookplate to rear pastedowns. Internally bright and clean. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM48674

A thorough study of British imperial practices in the western parts of the American colonies. "Alvord's thesis was that the British failure to promulgate a coherent policy to develop and settle the western regions was a major economic cause of the Revolution" - Clark & Brunet. CLARK & BRUNET 6. HOWES A195, "aa." RADER 135.

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