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Colonial Autonomy

Title: Colonial Autonomy: Maryland's Legal Foundation.
Name(s): Corkell, Liam, author
Department of History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The colony of Maryland, granted to Lord Baltimore by Charles I in 1632, was the host of considerable, political turmoil regarding the scale of the royal governor's authority. The Charter of Maryland granted Baltimore, for all intents and purposes, the authority of a liege lord within the province, with the intention of making the chartered colony as close a parallel to England as was physically achievable. However, with the withdrawal of supervision from across the Atlantic in the mid 17th century, Maryland, like several of its fellow colonies, began to grapple with the idea of political autonomy. Although the sentiment behind this newly found desire for self-management was nowhere near the extent that it would be during the Imperial Crisis more than a century later, the royal governorship was effectively challenged, both in London, and North America. In this political environment, Maryland, with the absence of royal supervision, functioned not only as a colony, but as an autonomous, quasi-independent state.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0299 (IID)
Keywords: Colonial America History Maryland Legal Baltimore
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment with the requirements necessary for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: March 24, 2014.
Subject(s): Intellectual life -- History
Political science -- History
United States -- History
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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