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The ‘Consumptibility’ of Goods: Customs, Excise, and Trade

WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

in Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the development of English commercial policy. It takes at its starting point the introduction of the Navigation Acts of 1651 and 1662, which stipulated that all commerce ... More


Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: "How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life"

Tamara Plakins Thornton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626932
eISBN:
9781469628110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626932.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838) was a mathematician, astronomer, navigator, seafarer, and business executive whose Enlightenment-inspired perspectives shaped nineteenth-century capitalism while ... More


The First British Empire

P. J. Marshall

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

By 1929, the tradition that British Imperial history could be divided into phases, with an ‘old’ or ‘first’ Empire separate from what was to follow, was long established. It was a tradition that went ... More


The French and American Smiths

Iain McLean

in Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter elaborates the posthumous reputation for Adam Smith as a hammer of the French Revolution. Smith's policy advice shows him to be no friend of the American colonies. But in other respects, ... More


The Treaty of Union: Made in England

T.M. Devine (ed.)

in Scotland and the Union 1707-2007

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635412
eISBN:
9780748672202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635412.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores why England became the driving force for the Treaty of Union. The Board of Trade turned out to be the primary passage for carrying the antipathies of English diplomatic and ... More


Exploitation

Ofer Bergman and Steve Whittaker

in The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035170
eISBN:
9780262336291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035170.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Exploitation is the process by which people retrieve the information that they have kept and managed. This chapter reviews different retrieval strategies, contrasting manual folder navigation with ... More


The Search Alternative

Ofer Bergman and Steve Whittaker

in The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035170
eISBN:
9780262336291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035170.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The two main retrieval strategies for accessing personal information are navigation and search. Critics of navigation point out that information is hidden from sight in folders that are often within ... More


Competition and the route to Australia, 1847–52

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on P&O's strategy regarding Australia and the competition it faced from the Indian & Australia Mail Steam Packet Company (I&A) and the Eastern Steam Navigation Company. I&A was ... More


The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

John Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This ground-breaking view of the navigational landscape of the Nile in medieval Egypt draws on a broad range of sources: medieval Arabic geographies; traveler accounts; archaeology; and ... More


Born into Salem

Tamara Plakins Thornton

in Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: "How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626932
eISBN:
9781469628110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626932.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Nathaniel Bowditch’s childhood and youth in Salem, Massachusetts, as they were shaped by the town’s maritime orientation, Revolutionary-era events, and the network of family and ... More


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