The eighteenth century is often viewed as the heroic age of the British iron industry - a time of triumphant technological progress. In fact, it was an age of thwarted ambition, when the take-up of new technologies proved frustratingly slow. The eighteenth century was more accurately the age of Baltic iron. Swedish and Russian iron surged onto the British market, meeting the demand that British ironmasters could not satisfy. This was of epochal importance: Swedish iron allowed British steel makers and hardware manufacturers to dominate Atlantic markets. In turn, the rhythms of Atlantic commerce resounded through peasant communities in Sweden. Baltic iron in the Atlantic world captures this moment. In doing so it internationalises Swedish history in a radical way and presses an oceanic perspective on the traditionally insular view of the rise of heavy industry in Britain.
Baltic Iron in the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century
Christopher Ebert, Brooklyn College, CUNY
This study of the wholesale trade in Brazilian sugar challenges previous imperial and mercantilist perspectives and presents the Atlantic economy in its earliest phases as an integrated, inter-imperial system not subject to monopolies and effective imperial regulation.
Edited by Joyce D. Goodfriend, University of Denver, Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington and Annette Stott, University of Denver
This multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the place of the Dutch in American society and the role of the Dutch in American history and culture over the past four centuries. It also investigates variants of "Dutchness" that developed in America.
Willem Frijhoff, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Translated by Myra Heerspink Scholz
This biography recalls the fascinating life of the second Reformed minister of New Amsterdam (New York), from his mystical experience as a 15-year old orphan in Holland until his tragic death as a spokesman of the opposition during Kieft's War.
Linda A. Newson, King’s College London and Susie Minchin, King’s College London
Based on exceptionally rich private papers of Portuguese slave traders, this study provides unique insight into the diet, health and medical care of slaves during their journey from Africa to Peru in the early seventeenth century.
Edited by L.H. Roper, State University of New York–New Paltz and B. Van Ruymbeke, Université de Paris 8
These essays on early modern Atlantic empires provide the first comprehensive treatment of this important vehicle of imperial formation and colonial development.
Edited by Richard E. Phillips, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio and Kellen Kee McIntyre, University of Texas–Pan American, Edinburg
This illustrated anthology brings together for the first time a collection of essays that explore the position of women and the contributions made by them to the arts and architecture of early modern Latin America.
Gunlög Fur, Växjö University
The first book-length study of Swedish-Indian encounters in the New Sweden colony on the Delaware River focuses on land, trade and culture from the founding in 1638 until the 1680s, and compares these relations with Swedish interaction with Saami people.
Edited by P.C. Emmer, Leiden University, O. Pétré-Grenouilleau, University of Lorient and J.V. Roitman, Leiden University
This volume of essays provides a fresh and innovative look at colonial trade and its impact on economic development in Europe. It is unique in its coverage of countries that are usually ignored, such as Denmark and Sweden, while also including in its chronology more than the 18th century alone.
Edited by Marc Kleijwegt, University of Wisconsin
This volume is concerned with the histories of freed slaves in a variety of slave societies in the ancient and modern world, ranging from ancient Rome to the southern States of the US, the Caribbean, and Brazil to Africa in the aftermath of emancipation in the twentieth century.
Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham
This book stresses the role of lesser traders, including women, in the distribution of goods around the Atlantic world 1760-1810. Networks of people, credit and goods bound the British-Atlantic trading community together despite the many crises of this period.
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