Originally published in 1955, this book examines the first trade union between the Dutch and Belgian Netherlands, a precursor to the modern Benelux, from 1816 to 1830. Wright focuses on the role played by the trade agreement in uniting disparate parts of the Dutch provinces in Europe and abroad, and how, despite the union's relative success, politics undermined King William I's end goal of an independent Dutch Empire. This book will be of value to economic historians and anyone with an interest in Dutch history.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
List of tables; Preface; Abbreviations used in the notes; 1. Dutch commerce and its decline; 2. The Dutch people and their occupations; 3. Free trade and protection in the Dutch Netherlands; 4. The Dutch excise problem; 5. The Belgian provinces; 6. The Dutch-Belgian fiscal union: the system of 1816; 7. The Dutch-Belgian fiscal union: the system of 1821; 8. The protection of industry and the tariff of 1822; 9. The free-trade movement and the protection of commerce; 10. The protection of agriculture; 11. Reciprocity and retaliation; 12. Free trade and mercantilism in the Dutch East Indies; 13. The failure of Dutch-Belgian union; Index.