The New Map of Empire

Maps and visualizations for S. Max Edelson, The New Map of Empire:  How Britain Imagined America before Independence (Harvard University Press, 2017).  

As of June 1, 2021, MapScholar is experiencing technical difficulties in displaying many of the maps.  Please check back soon–I’ll work to resolve the problem!

Update: 6/17/21.  Chapters 1, 3, 4, and 5 are up and running.  The other chapters will be ready soon.  Thanks for your patience as I get the tiled maps remounted on a new server.  SME


1. A Vision for American Empire

2. Commanding Space after the Seven Years’ War

3. Securing the Maritime Northeast

4. Marking the Indian Boundary

5. Charting Contested Caribbean Space

6. Defining East Florida

7. Atlases of Empire

Conclusion

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