The Commonwealth of Nations: An Inquiry Into the Nature of Citizenship in the British Empire, and Into the Mutual Relations of the Several Communities Thereof ...

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Lionel Curtis
Macmillan and Company, limited, 1918 - Colonization - 706 pages
 

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Contents

Its perversion into an empire subject to Athens
45
Macedonian domination Chaeronea 338 B C
53
Rome becomes a despotism
57
Destroyed by inroads from Asia
64
The German failure to realize statehood
71
Growth of national states on the Continent
77
The mediaeval belief in universal monarchy
83
CHAPTER II
89
Development of law
95
Representation defined
101
Conditions determining enlargement of commonwealths
107
Note B Recent attempts in the United Kingdom to anticipate
121
His development of ocean shipping
127
Of North America by Cabot 1497
133
The monopoly disputed by England
139
Struggles of Dutch English and Portuguese
145
Incorporation of India in the Commonwealth
152
British responsibilities for backward races measured and
157
Why the Commonwealths rule has been accepted
163
Success of British Empire due to institutions not race
173
Its incapacity to bear it permanently
180
Their relative capacities for colonization
187
French skill in handling Indians
194
Unsuitable character of first settlers
200
Note B Paton on results of unregulated contact of Europeans
223
CHAPTER IV
238
NOTE A Origin of the old colonial system
257
The Solemn League and Covenant 1643
263
Consequent deadlock
270
The scheme sanctioned by the Scottish Parliament
276
Control of foreign affairs assumed by Scottish Parliament 1703
283
Negotiations for a parliamentary union opened
289
Why the English and Scottish Parliaments were not preserved
295
Attitude of English commercial interests toward
302
Imperial relations conceived by colonists as contractual
308
Difficulty of enforcing trade regulations in British Empire
314
Patriotism weakened by want of exercise
320

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