Part I. Historical Account of the Progress of the Colonies of Modern Europe: 1. Account of the colonies of Spain in continental America, up to the period of their independence; 2. Spanish colonies in the West Indies. Portuguese, Dutch, and French colonies; 3. Brief historical sketch of British colonization. British colonies in the West Indies. North American colonies, down to the period of their independence; 4. Account of the present British colonies in North America, South Africa, and Australia; Part II. Economical Effects of Colonization on the Parent State: 5. Effects of emigration on the progress of population and wealth, and on the relations between capital and labour, in the mother country; 6. Effects of the exportation of capital, which takes place in the process of colonizing, on the wealth of the mother country; 7. On colonial trade, and the colonial system, as affecting the wealth of the mother country; 8. The same subject continued; Part III. Progress of Wealth and Society in Colonies: 9. Elements of prosperity in new colonies: land, capital, and labour; 10. Methods which have been adopted of securing a supply of labour in colonies; 11. The same subject continued.
An influential series of lectures discussing the economic effects of contemporary colonization, first published in 1841.