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Virginia, 1607–1622

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the Virginia settlement, which set a new style of English overseas venture — the plantation colony — in the context of the trading world that produced it. Because of the ... More


 Samuel Purchas, His Pilgrimage

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In this early‐seventeenth‐century collection of travel writings we can see tensions between Religion as Christian Truth on the one hand, and the beginnings of a generic concept of religions matched ... More


Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Stuart B. Schwartz (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group ... 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


Salvation and Success on St. Thomas

Aaron Spencer Fogleman

in Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608792
eISBN:
9781469612492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608792.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how the Reyniers appeared by accident at the Moravian slave mission on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in 1743. Here was another hot, humid plantation slave colony with ... More


Merchants, Minions, and the Military

Rajesh Rai

in Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port-city

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099291
eISBN:
9780199083114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099291.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 1 examines the formation of an Indian diaspora in Singapore from 1819 to 1867. It posits that the movement of the early Indian pioneers was shaped by diverse contexts: the location of the ... More


Dis(h)coursing Hunger: In the Throes of Voracious Capitalist Excesses

Njeri Githire

in Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the use of the trope of hunger in Lindsey Collen's There is a Tide (1990) and Mutiny (2001) to dispel the myth of Mauritius as a model of paradise that permeates historical, ... More


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