This collection of essays explores the inter-imperial connections between British, Spanish, Dutch, and French Caribbean colonies, and the 'Old World' countries which founded them. Grounded in primary archival research, the thirteen contributors focus on the ways that participants in the Atlantic World economy transcended imperial boundaries.
David Pretel is Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Economic History at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, where he lectures in the history of economic thought. Previously he was Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow in History at European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He specialises in economic history, historical political economy, and the history of technology.Inhalt
Adrian Leonard is Post-doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge, UK. He has written widely on topics related to marine insurance and the Atlantic World. He is co-editor of the series The Atlantic World 1400-1850 (2014), and of Questioning Credible Commitment (2013).
Table Of Contents 1. Experiments In Modernity: The Making Of The Atlantic World Economy; A.B. Leonard And David Pretel 2. From Seas To Ocean: Interpreting The Shift From The North Sea-Baltic World To The Atlantic, 1650-1800; David Ormrod 3. On The Rocks: A New Approach To Atlantic World Trade, 1520-1890; Chuck Meide 4. Commerce And Conflict: Jamaica And The War Of The Spanish Succession; Nula Zahedieh 5. Baltimore And The French Atlantic: Empires, Commerce, And Identity In A Revolutionary Age, 1783-1798; Manuel Covo 6. Modernity And The Demise Of The Dutch Atlantic, 1650-1914; Gert Oostindie 7. From Local To Transatlantic: Insuring Trade In The Caribbean; A.B. Leonard 8. Slavery, The British Atlantic Economy, And The Industrial Revolution; Knick Harley 9. Commodity Frontiers, Spatial Economy, And Technological Innovation In The Caribbean Sugar Industry, 1783-1878; Dale W. Tomich 10. From Periphery To Centre: Transatlantic Capital Flows, 1830-1890; Martín Rodrigo Y Alharilla 11. Baring Brothers And The Cuban Plantation Economy, 1814-1870; Inés Roldán De Montaud 12. Circuits Of Knowledge: Foreign Technology And Transnational Expertise In Nineteenth-Century Cuba; David Pretel And Nadia Fernández-De-Pinedo 13. Afterword: Mercantilism And The Caribbean Atlantic World Economy; Martin Daunton