British Trade with Spanish America, 1763-1808
Adrian J. Pearce
Adrian J. Pearce is Profesor-Investigador at the Centro de Estudios Históricos, El Colegio de México.
List of Tables and Maps Preface List of Abbreviations Note on Exchange Rates and Values Introductory Essay by Professor John R. Fisher 1 The Origins of British Trade with the Spanish Colonies, Sixteenth Century to 1763 2 The ‘Spanish Trade’, 1763-83: Geographical Expansion and the Free Ports 3 The Comercio de Colonias and the Consolidation of the Free Port System, 1783-96 4 Trade during Wartime (1796-1808): The Spanish Licensed Trade in the British West Indies 5 Trade during Wartime (1796-1808): British Contraband and the Spanish-American Perspective 6 Trade during Wartime (1796-1808): Neutral Trade, the Bullion Contracts, and the ‘Secret Trade’ 7 Conclusions Maps Statistical Appendix: British Trade with the Spanish Colonies, 1788-95 Note on Archival Sources Bibliography for the Study of British Trade with the Spanish Colonies Index
Moves..towards a broader and more modern vision that goes beyond the strictly national horizon, to seek to throw light on problems common to the mercantilist nations and their (diverse or similar) means of participation in European trade with the Atlantic.
Ana Crespo Solana Revista de Indias
Pearce’s detailed and cautious study is of great interest... Magnificent.
Renate Pieper Anuario de Estudios Americanos
This ambitious work manages difficult, complex material in a carefully reasoned, engaging manner. The first comprehensive treatment of Britain’s trade with Spanish America in modern times, it will undoubtedly remain the standard work for years to come.
Allan Kuethe Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
His research in twelve archives in six countries...is incredibly impressive. The presentation of the research findings is exemplary; Pearce is always cautious, presenting alternative interpretations to test his own argument, and seeking points of strength among his collation of fragmentary and incomplete sources
Matthew Brown Bulletin of Latin American Research
All students of colonial Spanish American history and British imperial and economic history should read this fine study.
Mark Burkholder International History Review
Presents a detailed study of British trade with Spanish America in the latter half of the eighteenth century.
Journal of Economic Literature, Vol 46, no. 3
... British Trade with Spanish America is certainly an important piece of work. It also hints suggestively at broader themes and at avenues for future research. Perhaps most importantly, Pearce’s work indicates the rich rewards to be pursued through histories of the Americas which consider interactions between Francophone, Hispanic, Lusophone and Anglophone regions.
English Historical Review, Vol CXXV
Pearce conveys all of this beautifully in a book that I wish I had written but am very pleased that he has... Pearce’s is a grand and very important story, impressively told. Bravo.
John J. McCusker Economic History Review
Pearce concedes that some of his conclusions are provisional – an almost unnecessarily modest remark since many readers will be at a loss to suggest what more he might have done... His argument is credible precisely because it is so well rooted in the records of the age.
David Maclean Journal of British Studies
This is without doubt the most important contribution to Anglo-Spanish (and Latin) American trade history since D.C.M. Platt’s Latin America and British Trade, 1806-1914 (London: Adam & Charles Black, 1972)... This is an outstanding monograph, very well written, very engaging, which I am sure will become the definitive work on this subject.
Manuel Llorca-Jaña Business History
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: March 27, 2014
Series: Liverpool Latin American Studies 9