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Trevor Burnard, 'Making Foot-soldiers of Empire: Ordinary Whites and the rise of the Plantation System in British America'. Electronic version here
 
Simon Middleton, 'Legal change, economic culture, and imperial authority in colonial New York City', working paper here
 

Brendan McConville, The King’s Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Early America, 1688-1776 (University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2006), 1-11, 81-169. Electronic version here

Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton, The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000 (New York: Viking, 2005), 54-103. Electronic version here

Brian Cowan, 'Geoffrey Holmes and the Public Sphere: August Historiography from Post-Namierite to Post-Habermasian', Parliamentary History 28 (2009).

Christopher L. Tomlins, Freedom Bound : Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865(New York, 2010), chapter eight.

William M. Offutt, “The Atlantic rules: the legalistic turn in colonial British America” in Elizabeth Mancke and Carole Shammas, The Creation of the British Atlantic World. Anglo-America in the Trans-Atlantic World(Baltimore, 2005), chapter seven.

Mark R. Valeri, Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America (Princeton, 2010), chapter four. Electronic version here