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The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence

S. Max Edelson

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S. Max Edelson
A Michigan Map Society Lecture

In the eighteenth century, Britain relied on geographic knowledge to reform its American empire. The schemes of colonial development and control that these maps envisioned, Edelson argues, helped provoke the resistance that led to the American Revolution. Lecture presented in collaboration by the William L. Clements Library and the Stephen S. Clark Library.

Dr. S. Max Edelson is Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His second book, “The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence” (Harvard University Press, 2017) was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize and received the John Lyman Book Award for U.S. Maritime History by the North American Society for Oceanic History.
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