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The Resource The temptations of trade : Britain, Spain and the struggle for empire, Adrian Finucane, (electronic resource)

The temptations of trade : Britain, Spain and the struggle for empire, Adrian Finucane, (electronic resource)

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The temptations of trade : Britain, Spain and the struggle for empire
Title
The temptations of trade
Title remainder
Britain, Spain and the struggle for empire
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Finucane
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Language
eng
Summary
The British and the Spanish had long been in conflict, often clashing over politics, trade, and religion. But in the early decades of the eighteenth century, these empires signed anasientoagreement granting the British South Sea Company a monopoly on the slave trade in the Spanish Atlantic, opening up a world of uneasy collaboration. British agents of the Company moved to cities in the Caribbean and West Indies, where they braved the unforgiving tropical climate and hostile religious environment in order to trade slaves, manufactured goods, and contraband with Spanish colonists. In the process, British merchants developed relationships with the Spanish-both professional and, at times, personal. The Temptations of Tradetraces the development of these complicated relationships in the context of the centuries-long imperial rivalry between Spain and Britain. Many British Merchants, in developing personal ties to the Spanish, were able to collect potentially damaging information about Spanish imperial trade, military defenses, and internal conflict. British agents juggled personal friendships with national affiliation-and, at the same time, developed a network of illicit trade, contraband, and piracy extending beyond the legal reach of the British South Sea Company and often at the Company's direct expense. Ultimately, the very smuggling through which these empires unwittingly supported each other led to the resumption of Anglo-Spanish conflict, as both empires cracked down on the actions of traders within the colonies.The Temptations of Tradereveals the difficulties of colonizing regions far from strict imperial control, where the actions of individuals could both connect empires and drive them to war.--
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Finucane, Adrian
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maps
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
  • Early modern Americas
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  • Great Britain.
  • Slave trade
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • America
  • Spain
  • America
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The temptations of trade : Britain, Spain and the struggle for empire, Adrian Finucane, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1b3t8g5
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : before the asiento -- 1. Britain hopes for the "riches of America," 1713-1716 -- 2. The stuttering success of the early trade, 1717-1728 -- 3. "Unjust depredations" and growing tensions, 1729-1738 -- 4. The end of the British asiento, 1739-1748 -- Epilogue : Beyond the asiento
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ybp12887187
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780812292756
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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maps.
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remote
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(OCoLC)944310636
Label
The temptations of trade : Britain, Spain and the struggle for empire, Adrian Finucane, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1b3t8g5
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : before the asiento -- 1. Britain hopes for the "riches of America," 1713-1716 -- 2. The stuttering success of the early trade, 1717-1728 -- 3. "Unjust depredations" and growing tensions, 1729-1738 -- 4. The end of the British asiento, 1739-1748 -- Epilogue : Beyond the asiento
Control code
ybp12887187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780812292756
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944310636

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