Colonial Protectionism in the First British Empire: Implications for American Federalism
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 Last revised: 2 Apr 2012
Date Written: February 18, 2012
This paper examines the phenomenon of American colonial protectionism prior to 1776, with particular emphasis on the imperial tools for controlling the legal and constitutional activities of the colonies, and the degree to which colonist were able to avoid or minimize cenralized (federal) supervision.
Keywords: Constitional Law, Imperial Trade, Imperial-Colonial Relationships, Federalism, British Empire
JEL Classification: H26, H56, H70, K10, K41, K42, N71
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