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David A. Sloan
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Naturalization, Sovereignty, and the Alieanation of the American Colonies, 1700-1776

To investigate the problem of naturalization 1700-1776 which provides a classic illustration of that divergence between theory and practice within the first British Empire which eventually contributed to its partial dissolution. This evidence, in turn, offers a means of testing current hypotheses regarding the impact of the "parent-child" metaphor upon imperial relations prior to the American Revolution.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977