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Author Schreuder, Yda, author.

Title Amsterdam's Sephardic merchants and the Atlantic sugar trade in the seventeenth century / Yda Schreuder.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 287 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer History eBooks 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Atlantic Sugar Trade: Amsterdam's Sephardic Merchants in the Seventeenth Century -- 2. The Development of the Sephardic Jewish Sugar Trade Network -- 3. The British Caribbean World: Barbados -- 4. Amsterdam's Dutch and Sephardic Merchants in the Atlantic Supply Trade and the Sugar Trade in the Seventeenth Century -- 5. The Mission of Menasseh Ben Israel and Cromwell's Western Design -- 6. Sephardic Merchants and the Second Barbados: Jamaica -- 7. The Atlantic Sugar Trade at the End of the Seventeenth Century.
Summary This book surveys the role of Amsterdam's Sephardic merchants in the westward expansion of sugar production and trade in the seventeenth-century Atlantic. It offers an historical-geographic perspective, linking Amsterdam as an emerging staple market to a network of merchants of the "Portuguese Nation," conducting trade from the Iberian Peninsula and Brazil. Examining the "Myth of the Dutch," the "Sephardic Moment," and the impact of the British Navigation Acts, Yda Schreuder focuses attention on Barbados and Jamaica and demonstrates how Amsterdam remained Europe's primary sugar refining center through most of the seventeenth century and how Sephardic merchants played a significant role in sustaining the sugar trade.-- Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Sugar trade -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History -- 17th century.
Sugar workers -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History -- 17th century.
Sephardim -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319970615 (electronic bk.)
3319970615 (electronic bk.)