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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Herbert Alan, Colonial Protectionism in the First British Empire: Implications for American Federalism (February 18, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2007585

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