The capital and the colonies : London and the Atlantic economy, 1660-1700 / Nuala Zahedieh

Author(s): Zahedieh, Nuala
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Subjects: Mercantile system--Great Britain--History--17th century
Great Britain--Colonies--Commerce--History--17th century
London (England)--Commerce--History--17th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
LC Classification: H, HF
Physical Description: xvii, 329 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2009053749
ISBN: 9780521514231 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521514231 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Between 1660 and 1700, London established itself as the capital and commercial hub of a thriving Atlantic empire, accounting for three quarters of the nation's colonial trade, and playing a vital coordinating role in an increasingly coherent Atlantic system. Nuala Zahedieh's unique study provides the first detailed picture of how that mercantile system was made to work. By identifying the leading colonial merchants, she shows through their collective experiences how London developed the capabilities to compete with its continental rivals and ensure compliance with the Navigation Acts. Zahedieh shows that in making mercantilism work, Londoners helped to create the conditions which underpinned the long period of structural change and economic growth which culminated in the Industrial Revolution"--Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: List of illustrations; List of tables; List of figures; List of maps; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. London and the Atlantic economy; 2. Merchants; 3. Shipping; 4. Imports; 5. Exports; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography
OCLC Number: 496160322
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521514231