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- DescriptionBorn in 1651 in what is w 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, w Nova Scotia, and led an unsuccessful expedition against Quebec in 1690. He became the first royal goverr 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 goverrs, and his very uniqueness, as well as his difficulties as goverr, 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.
- Author BiographyJohn G. Reid is a professor in the Department of History at Saint Mary's University.
- Author(s)Emerson W. Baker,John G. Reid
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication06/01/1998
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Note20ill.4M.
- Weight604 g
- Width152 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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