Colonial Latin America was famed for the precious metals plundered by the conquistadores and the gold and silver extracted from its mines. Historians and economists have attempted to determine the amount of bullion produced and its impact on the colonies themselves and the emerging early-modern world economy. Using official tax and mintage records, this book provides decade-by-decade and often annual data on the amount of gold and silver officially refined and coined in the treasury and mint districts of Spanish and Portuguese America. It also places American bullion output within the context of global production and addresses the issue of contraband production and bullion smuggling. The book is thus an invaluable source for evaluating the rise of the early-modern economy.
A New World of Gold and Silver
J. D. La Fleur, College of William & Mary
Fusion Foodways describes the agricultural and cultural history of the Gold Coast (now, Ghana) in the Atlantic era, exploring the historical significance of new food crops and culinary techniques from the Americas, Asia and elsewhere in Africa to the farmers who produced them and to everybody ...
Edited by Douglas Catterall, Cameron University and Jodi Campbell Texas Christian University
Bringing together work by Atlantic world scholars on the cutting edge of their respective fields, Women in Port’s practical application of microhistorical approaches achieves a depth and breadth that helps reframe our understanding of women’s possibilities in the Atlantic world.
Daniel Hopkins, University of Missouri
The rich archival record of Denmark's nineteenth-century African colonial undertakings, and particularly the work of the natural historian and colonial administrator Peter Thonning of the Guinea Commission, opens fresh perspectives on the broader history and geography of European colonialism.
Mark Meuwese, University of Winnipeg
Based on Dutch archival records and primary and secondary sources in multiple languages, this study integrates indigenous peoples more fully in the Dutch Atlantic by examining Dutch-indigenous alliances in Brazil, the Gold Coast, West Central Africa, and New Netherland.
Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, University of Hull
By looking at Dutch and Portuguese systems of settlement and trade in Western Africa, this book sheds new light on the formation of Dutch and Portuguese imperial frames, forms of commercial organisation and their role on the seventeenth-century-Atlantic.
Edited by Christophe Belaubre, CNRS FRAMESPA UMR, Jordana Dym, Skidmore College, and John Savage, Lehigh University
This volume introduces recent scholarship on an understudied dimension of Napoleonic and Atlantic history, tracing familiar Napoleonic themes, such as miliary, legal and artistic policies to their influence in the Americas, and offering a coherent Atlantic framework that highlights connections ...
Lúcia Helena Costigan, Ohio State University
This book analyzes literary writings and inquisitorial testimonies produced by individuals of Jewish heritage who lived in the Iberian Atlantic during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the role they played in the expansion of the Iberian empires, despite frequent ...
Knowledge and Colonialism examines writings and drawings of eighteenth-century scientific travellers in South Africa against the background of administrative and commercial discourses. It is argued that these travellers benefited more from their relationship with the colonial order than the ...
Jonathan Schorsch, Columbia University
Drawing heavily on Inquisition sources, this book rereads race, religion and politics among three newly and incompletely Christianized groups in the seventeenth-century Iberian Atlantic world: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians.
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.
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