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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


Economics, Warfare, and the Sea, c.1650–1945

Stephen Conway

in Economic Warfare and the Sea Research in Maritime History No. 55: Grand Strategies for Maritime Powers, 1650–1945

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621594
eISBN:
9781800341166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621594.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter ranges over the full period considered in the book to exemplify a number of central themes in the relationship between economic activity and naval warfare. It looks particularly at the ... 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 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 Government and the Shipping Industry

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0014
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the level of involvement of the British government in mercantile shipping during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It provides the history behind the 1651 Navigation Act ... 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 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


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 Market Turned Upside Down

Emma Hart

in Trading Spaces: The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226659817
eISBN:
9780226659954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226659954.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter two turns to the earliest phases of market-making in British North America. When America's European invaders tried to apply their models of market management to the unfamiliar territory and ... More


Government Regulation in the British Shipping Industry, 1830-1913: The Role of the Coastal Sector

John Armstrong

in The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines government regulation in the British shipping industry in relation to the coastal sector. It explores the lack of government presence in the wider shipping industry in ... More


Colonial Land Distribution and the Structure of British Colonial Commerce

Claire Priest

in Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691158761
eISBN:
9780691185651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158761.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses land distribution in the British American colonies. British policy in the Americas was notable for its goal of putting land into cultivation and for offering small parcels of ... More


High Water: The Pre-1914 Period

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a history of the pre-1914 period in British shipping. It determines and summarises the four factors that led to British domination of the ocean as the extent of their colonial ... More


The American and West Indian Trades

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores trade between Britain, America, and the West Indies during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It identifies the two types of English settlement in America - the ... More


International Freight Markets in the 1830s and 1840s: The Experience of a Major Finnish Shipowner

Yrjö Kaukiainen

in Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128848
eISBN:
9781786944801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter challenges the assumption that international freight markets were not possible until the advent of steam shipping and telegraph communication, instead arguing that much of the framework ... More


. Boston and the Ill-Fated Canada Expedition, 1711

Douglas Edward Leach

in Roots of Conflict: British Armed Forces and Colonial Americans, 1677-1763

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842584
eISBN:
9781469603988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898796_leach.6
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how the new sovereigns William and Mary, with the support of a willing Parliament, proceeded to make new imperial arrangements conducive to more effective royal government in ... More


The Making of the Free Ports Act

P. J. Marshall

in Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841203
eISBN:
9780191876738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841203.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History, British and Irish Modern History

Burke became involved with West Indian issues at the very beginning of his political career. The brief Rockingham administration of 1765–6 was committed to measures to improve flows of trade around ... More


Papists in Trouble, 1681–1688

Noeleen McIlvenna

in Early American Rebels: Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656069
eISBN:
9781469656083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656069.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes developments in England and the colonies, as the Stuart kings passed Navigation Acts and built the infrastructure for Atlantic trade in people and commodities that would help ... More


“The Hearty Hand of Friendship”: New Men and Corporate Enterprise in British America

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Innovations in church organization and commercial enterprise developed together in seventeenth-century New England as leaders established congregational systems of governance and merchants exploited ... More


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