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Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Gail M. Hollander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Over the last century, the Everglades have undergone a metaphorical and ecological transition from impenetrable swamp to endangered wetland. At the heart of this transformation lies the Florida sugar ... More


Sugar Islands The Sugar Economy of Madeira and the Canaries, 1450–1650

Alberto Vieira

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the development of sugar industries in Madeira and the Canary Islands from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. It compares the structure and dynamic of the two industries, ... More


Power, Prosperity, and Liberty

Richard Huzzey

in Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451089
eISBN:
9780801465819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451089.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As an anti-slavery pioneer, Victorian Britons had to decide whether an anti-slavery nation could or should wean itself off an addiction to the fruits of slavery. Sugar created a particular dilemma ... More


The Expansion of the Sugar Market in Western Europe

Eddy Stols

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the European market for sugar prior to 1650, and how it was traded and consumed in Western Europe. Focusing on Antwerp and Amsterdam as epicenters of sugar consumption, it ... More


Scots in the Atlantic Economy, 1600–1800

T. M. Devine and Philipp R. Rossner

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the developing role of Scots traders in the Atlantic before and after the Union of 1707. The shift from Europe, the new connections with the Americas and the reasons for ... 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


Shipping and Trade

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/9780986497384.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the demand for trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through analysis of statistics that reflected the value of commodities. It examines the demand for tonnage; ... More


The Early Years

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

Peter Borscheid's introductory chapter to the history of the global spread of insurance shows how traditional insurance models such as friendly societies were increasingly challenged by the emergence ... More


Roger Barlow’s World: Community, Guild, & Family

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter reviews accepted wisdom regarding the origins of the Slebech Barlows, based on Barlow family records, visitations, and the work of E. G. R. Taylor. It reveals the role that family ... More


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