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Amsterdam's Sephardic Merchants and the Atlantic Sugar Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Authors: Schreuder, Yda

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  • Offers a comprehensive synthesis of the Atlantic sugar trade network as it developed and expanded in the seventeenth century
  • Examines the unique role of the Sephardic merchant community in the Atlantic world
  • Appeals to scholars of the Dutch Golden Age, Atlantic studies, Jewish studies, and historical geography
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Yda Schreuder is Professor Emerita of Geography at the University of Delaware and Research Associate at the Hagley Museum and Library, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Atlantic Sugar Trade: Amsterdam’s Sephardic Merchants in the Seventeenth Century

    Pages 1-30

    Schreuder, Yda

  • The Development of the Sephardic Jewish Sugar Trade Network

    Pages 31-75

    Schreuder, Yda

  • The British Caribbean World: Barbados

    Pages 77-118

    Schreuder, Yda

  • Amsterdam’s Dutch and Sephardic Merchants in the Atlantic Supply Trade and the Sugar Trade in the Seventeenth Century

    Pages 119-158

    Schreuder, Yda

  • The Mission of Menasseh Ben Israel and Cromwell’s Western Design

    Pages 159-197

    Schreuder, Yda

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97061-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97060-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07295-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amsterdam's Sephardic Merchants and the Atlantic Sugar Trade in the Seventeenth Century
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97061-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97061-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97060-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07295-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 287
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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