The Atlantic Frontier of the Thirteen American Colonies and States: Essays in Eighteenth Century Commercial and Social History (Variorum Collected Stu
By: Jacob M. Price (author), Lawrence Okamura (contributor)Hardback
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The external economy of British North America has attracted considerable scholarly attention in the last two generations, and the papers reprinted here, in this second collection from Jacob Price, make important contributions to quantification, conceptualisation and debate. Studies presenting and analysing new statistical material from the English and Scottish customs accounts are supplemented by a general survey of the transatlantic economy in the 18th century which is required reading for all students of the subject. Price's treatment is diversified into financial arrangements and the role of credit in the slave trade and plantation economies. In a provocative chapter "Who cared about the colonies?", concern in Britain for the 13 colonies between 1714 and 1775 is explored in terms of the ability of the colonies to involve the interests and command the attention and concern of people in Britain from the politically eminent to those in trade and to the nation at large.
Jacob M. Price, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor USA
Contents: Introduction; The transatlantic economy; Economic function and the growth of American port towns in the 18th century; New time series for Scotland's and Britain's trade with the thirteen colonies and states, 1740 to 1791; A note on the value of colonial exports of shipping; Credit in the slave trade and slave plantation economies; Who cared about the colonies? The impact of the thirteen colonies on British society and politics, ca. 1714-1775; The Maryland Bank stock case: British-American financial and political relations before and after the American Revolution; Index.
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