Publisher description for The early modern Atlantic economy / edited by John J. McCusker and Kenneth Morgan.

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Counter This book throws new light on the interlocking commercial relationships of the Atlantic trading world during the centuries ending with the American and French Revolutions. Grouped under four themes - the role of merchants and their connections; the development of trades; imperial economies; and colonial working societies - and written by an international team of thirteen celebrated economic historians, these essays add to our knowledge and understanding of the transatlantic economy. Contributions range from studies of individual businessmen, labour patterns, port cities, and branches of trade, to comparative studies of trading nations. They consider the role of the British and French empires as well as the imperial endeavours of other European powers in the Atlantic, drawing attention to the wider implications. This book throws new light on commerce and the early modern Atlantic economy, and will be a valuable resource for economic historians at all levels.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Great Britain Colonies Commerce History 18th century, Great Britain Commerce America History 18th century, America Commerce Great Britain History 18th century, France Colonies Commerce History 17th century, France Commerce America History 17th century, America Commerce France History 17th century