Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Edited by Olaf Uwe Janzen

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ISBN: 9780968128855

Publication: December 1, 1998

Series: Research in Maritime History 15

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This book presents the challenges faced by maritime merchants operating in the North Atlantic in the early modern period, and examines the opportunities, aspirations, and methods utilised in the pursuit of profitable trade. The book collects nine essays and a reflective conclusion, which cumulatively explore the major themes of trade within empires; growth of trade; new initiatives within trade empires; government initiatives in relation to maritime mercantile trade; merchant migration; and changes in international trade. The book attempts to provide scholarly insight and perspectives into early modern economic life, through the maritime mercantile activities of various European and North American nations.

Contributors / v Preface / ix Ian K. Steele, "Introduction" / 1-13 John F. Bosher, "The Gaigneur clan in the seventeenth-century Canada trade" / 15-51 Nuala Zahedieh, "Credit, risk and reputation in late seventeenth-century colonial trade" / 53-74 R.C. Nash, "The Huguenot diaspora and the development of the Atlantic economy: Huguenots and the growth of the South Carolina economy, 1680-1775" / 75-105 Johannes Postma, "Breaching the mercantile barriers of the Dutch colonial empire : North American trade with Surinam during the eighteenth century" / 107-131 Olaf U. Janzen, "A Scottish venture in the Newfoundland fish trade, 1726-1727" / 133-153 Aingeru Zabala Uriarte, "The consolidation of Bilbao as a trade centre in the second half of the seventeenth century" / 155-173 Daniel A. Rabuzzi, "Cutting out the middleman? American trade in northern Europe, 1783-1815" / 175-197 Silvia Marzagalli, "A vital link in wartime: the organization of a trade and shipping network between the United States and Bordeaux, 1793-1815" / 199-219 Anna Agnarsd�ttir, "The challenge of war on maritime trade in the North Atlantic : the case of the British trade to Iceland during the Napoleonic wars" / 221-258 Henry G. Roseveare, "Merchant organization and maritime trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815 : some reflections" / 259-267

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

277 Pages

ISBN: 9780968128855

Publication: December 1, 1998

Series: Research in Maritime History 15

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