In a sea of empires : networks and crossings in the revolutionary Caribbean / Jeppe Mulich.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- Cambridge oceanic histories
Cambridge oceanic histories
xii, 204 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
- Imperialism -- History.
Slave trade -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Leeward Islands (Federation) -- History -- 19th century.
Leeward Islands (Federation) -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
Caribbean Area -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
Caribbean Area -- Colonies -- Administration -- History.
Colonies -- Administration.
Leeward Islands (Federation).
- "At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Caribbean was rife with revolutionary fervor and political turmoil. Yet, with such upheaval came unparalleled opportunities. In this innovative and richly detailed study, Jeppe Mulich explores the interconnected nature of imperial politics and colonial law in the maritime borderlands of the Leeward Islands, where British, Danish, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Swedish colonies both competed and cooperated with one another. By exploring the transnational networks involved in trade, slavery, smuggling, privateering, and marronage, he offers a new account of the age of revolutions in the Caribbean, emphasizing the border-crossing nature of life in the region. By approaching major shifts in politics, economy, and law from the bottom-up, a new story of early nineteenth-century globalization emerges - one that emphasizes regional integration and a multiplicity of intersecting networks"-- Provided by publisher.
- Free ports and black markets
Imperial warfare, colonial violence
Prize courts and privateers
Slave laws and free communities
Abolition and the illegal slave trade.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Mulich, Jeppe, 1986- In a sea of empires
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