Trade and Dominion: The European Oversea Empires in the Eighteenth Century

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Between the mid-15th and the mid-18th century, every European country bordering the Atlantic (and some that did not) acquired land overseas. But, as these imperial powers rushed to grab colonies, the world began to grow too small for these competing adventurers. Continuing the story he began in The Age of Reconnaissance, the author of the highly praised History of Civilization series now deals with the second phase of empire—its expanded operations, collisions, mutinies, alterations of course, and changing ...

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Overview

Between the mid-15th and the mid-18th century, every European country bordering the Atlantic (and some that did not) acquired land overseas. But, as these imperial powers rushed to grab colonies, the world began to grow too small for these competing adventurers. Continuing the story he began in The Age of Reconnaissance, the author of the highly praised History of Civilization series now deals with the second phase of empire—its expanded operations, collisions, mutinies, alterations of course, and changing attitude toward the subject races.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842120385
  • Publisher: Phoenix Press, WC2
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: Phoenix Press Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
I The Areas of Operation
1 Spanish America 17
2 The South Atlantic and the West Indies 29
3 The West Indies and North America 42
4 The Indian Ocean 57
5 The East Indies and the China Sea 72
II Collisions and Mutinies
6 The Spanish Succession 91
7 War, trade and plantations 107
8 The first American revolt 130
9 The new conquistadores 154
10 The French war and the second American revolt 180
III The Second Age of Discovery
11 Ships and sailors 203
12 Charts and navigators 220
13 The voyages 235
14 Introductions and dispersals 257
IV Alterations of Course
15 Merchants and manufacturers 273
16 Agents of government 291
17 Wards and guardians 307
Conclusion: The dominion of the Sea 329
Notes 341
List of works cited 369
Maps 383
Index 395
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