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Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Christian J. Koot


Throughout history the British Atlantic has often been depicted as a series of well-ordered colonial ports that functioned as nodes of Atlantic shipping, where orderliness reflected the effectiveness of the regulatory apparatus constructed to contain Atlantic commerce. Colonial ports were governable places where British vessels, and only British vessels, were to deliver English goods in exchange for colonial produce. Yet behind these sanitized depictions lay another story, one about the porousness of commercial regulation, the informality and persistent illegality of exchanges in the British E ... More

Keywords: British Atlantic, Atlantic shipping, colonial ports, British Empire, British trade, Atlantic commerce, commercial regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814748831
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814748831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian J. Koot, author