Connecting Ireland and America: Early English Colonial Theory 1560-1620

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This work demonstrates the connections that exist in rhetoric and planning between the Irish plantation projects in the Ards, Munster , Ulster and the Jamestown colony in Virginia . The planners of these projects focused on the creation of internal stability rather than the mission to 'civilize' the natives. The continuity between these projects is examined on several points: the rhetoric the English used to describe the native peoples and the lands to be colonized, who initiated each project, funding and financial terms, the manner of establishing title, the manner of granting the lands to settlers, and the status the ... continued below

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Nelson, Robert Nicholas May 2005.

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This work demonstrates the connections that exist in rhetoric and planning between the Irish plantation projects in the Ards, Munster , Ulster and the Jamestown colony in Virginia . The planners of these projects focused on the creation of internal stability rather than the mission to 'civilize' the natives. The continuity between these projects is examined on several points: the rhetoric the English used to describe the native peoples and the lands to be colonized, who initiated each project, funding and financial terms, the manner of establishing title, the manner of granting the lands to settlers, and the status the natives were expected to hold in the plantation. Comparison of these points highlights the early English colonial idea and the variance between rhetoric and planning.

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Nelson, Robert Nicholas. Connecting Ireland and America: Early English Colonial Theory 1560-1620, thesis, May 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4756/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .