BAKER, Emerson W. REID, John G. PHIPS, William, Sir).
Title: New England Knight : Sir William Phips, 1651-1695. First Edition, Paperback.
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1998, ISBN:0802081711
Seller ID: 30313
BAKER, Emerson W. The New England Knight: : Sir William Phips, 1651-1695. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1998). First Paperback Printing. Pp.(10),[xi]-xxiv,-359,91), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated . 8vo, illusrated cream card covers with gold lettered blue title block to front, black lettering to spine. "Born in 1651 in what is now Maine, William Phips became a sea captain out of Boston, an adventurer in search of Spanish treasure in the Caribbean. He captured and plundered Port-Royal in Acadia, now Nova Scotia, and led an unsuccessful expedition against Quebec in 1690. He became the first royal governor of Massachusetts in 1692, put an end to the Salem witchcraft trials, and negotiated a treaty with the native Wabanaki. This biography presents a well-rounded picture of Phips, one that looks at all phases of his colourful career. He was an unusual figure amongcolonial governors, and his very uniqueness, as well as his difficulties a s a governor, help us to understand the politics and society of New Englandduring his era. Helped and hindered by his obscure origins, Phips struggle d for advancement, and his struggle illustrates the fluid nature of the British Empire in the late seventeenth century." -from the preface. Contents: 1. Early Life, 1651-1682; 2. The Making of a Projector; 3. Treasure Gained and Patrons Lost; 4. Respectability and Revolution; 5. Trhe Expeditions of 1690; 6. The Charter and Beyond; 7. Statecraft and Witchcraft, 1692; 8. Frontier Governor and Projector, 1692-1694; 9. Factional Currents, 1692-1694; 10. Imperial Governorship: Conflicts and Clientage, 1692-1693; 11. ImperialGovernorship: Recall, 1693-1694; 12. Endings. With bibliography and index. Very good. 20.00