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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 Trade Makers: Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989

Peter N. Davies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128893
eISBN:
9781786944757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128893.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal reprints the history of the Elder Dempster company by Peter N. Davies, from 1852-1972, originally published in 1973. It includes an additional chapter, also by Peter Davies, on the ... More


The Impact of Technological Change: The Early Steamship in Britain

John Armstrong and David M. Williams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497377
eISBN:
9781786944474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497377.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book presents an in-depth study of the impact of the steamship on Britain during its first forty years, roughly between 1810 and 1850. It relates the early steamship to several industrial themes ... More


Shipping, General and National Studies

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning General and National Shipping Studies, subdivided into the following eras:- Ancient and Medieval; 1492-1700; 1700-1815; 1815-1914; and the Twentieth ... More


Republic

David Brown

in Empire and Enterprise: Money, Power and the Adventurers for Irish Land during the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526131997
eISBN:
9781526152107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526132000.00013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the wake of the execution of Charles I, the Adventurers gained control over the Council of State’s external trade policy, culminating in the adoption of the Navigation Act of 1651. In swift ... 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


The Enterprisers: The Politics of School in Early Modern Russia

Igor Fedyukin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190845001
eISBN:
9780190845032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845001.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Enterprisers traces the emergence of “modern” school in Russia during the reigns of Peter I and his immediate successors, up to the accession of Catherine II. The efforts to “educate” Russia ... 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


Introduction

John P. Cooper

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter contextualises the subject of Nile navigation within the scholarly fields of Egyptian and maritime archaeology. It highlights the under-studied nature of the Nile as a ... More


The Enchanter of Hawaii

Rudolph J. Vecoli and Francesco Durante

Donna R. Gabaccia (ed.)

in Oh Capitano!: Celso Cesare Moreno - Adventurer, Cheater, and Scoundrel on Four Continents

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279869
eISBN:
9780823281428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279869.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Celso Cesare Moreno's role in the political crisis that culminated in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. It first provides a background on the history of the Kingdom of ... More


The Image of Absolutism

Robert K. Batchelor

in London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080659
eISBN:
9780226080796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080796.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Charles II with uncertain authority in the Restoration and unable to exert sovereignty effectively as far as London’s trading networks extended nevertheless was portrayed by some Londoners positively ... More


From ‘where am I?’ to ‘where is that?’ Rethinking navigation

Penny McCall Howard

in Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Chapter Four continues the discussion of techniques and technologies with a focus on orientation and navigation. The chapter draws on Tim Ingold’s and James Gibson’s descriptions of orientation as a ... 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


The Navigator

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/9781469626932.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the content, significance, critique, and ultimate success of Bowditch’s New American Practical Navigator (1802). A revised and expanded version of an English nautical manual, ... More


. To El Dorado via Slave Trade: Opening Commerce with Foreign Colonies, CA. 1660–1713

Gregory E. O’Malley

in Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619–1807

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469615349
eISBN:
9781469615554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469615349.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how the slave trade was exploited to open Spanish America to English commerce during the period 1660–1713. It begins by focusing on the decision made by Charles Lyttelton, ... More


The Spirit of 1696: Initiating Imperial Revolution

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines a number of movements in 1696 that affected colonial support for illicit sea marauding and the British Empire more generally; these movements involved trade, warfare, colonial ... More


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