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European Empires in the American SouthColonial and Environmental Encounters$
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Joseph P. Ward

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496812193

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496812193.001.0001

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“The Confines and Boundaries of the Land”

“The Confines and Boundaries of the Land”

The Struggle for Fort King George and the Southern Frontiers, 1721–1725

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(p.37) 2 “The Confines and Boundaries of the Land”
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European Empires in the American South
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Alejandra Dubcovsky

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812193.003.0003

The rivalry between Britain and Spain serves as the backdrop to Alejandra Dubcovsky’s essay about the limitations of communication between European capitals and the colonial frontier as the aspiring global powers sparred over the construction of a modest British fort. Neither formal diplomatic negotiations in London nor the more informal, spontaneous efforts of local commanders could produce a common framework for the resolution of the dispute. Too often the parties spoke past, rather than with, each other as they each tried to assert their control over a patch of ground on the other side of the sea.

Keywords:   Great Britain, Spain, Frontiers, Georgia, Florida

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