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A history of the two Indies : a translated selection of writings from Raynal's Histoire philosophique et politique des établisments des Européans dans les des deux Indes

Author: Raynal, abbé; Peter Jimack
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raynal, abbé; Peter Jimack
ISBN: 0754640434 9780754640431
OCLC Number: 61353033
Description: xxix, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Discoveries, wars and conquests of the Portuguese in the East Indies --
Settlements, wars, policies and commerce of the Dutch in the East Indies --
Settlements, trade and conquests of the English in the East Indies --
Voyages, settlements, wars and commerce of the French in the East Indies --
Commerce of Denmark, Ostend, Sweden, Prussia, Spain and Russia in the East Indies. Some important questions concerning links between Europe and the Indies --
The discovery of America. The conquest of Mexico. Spanish settlements in this part of the New World --
The Spanish conquest of Peru. Changes in this empire since it has acquired new rulers --
The Spanish conquest of Chile and Paraguay. Events accompanying and following the invasion. Principles on which Spain organizes its colonies --
The Portuguese settle in Brazil. Wars they waged there. Products and wealth of this colony --
The European nations become established in the great American archipelago --
The Europeans go into Africa to buy men to cultivate the plantations of the West Indies. Conduct of this trade. What is produced by the labour of the slaves --
Settlements of the Spanish, the Dutch and the Danes in the American islands --
French settlements in the American islands --
British settlements in the American islands --
French settlements in North America. On what was their hope of prosperity based? What was the result of these projects? --
A new order is established in the French colonies of North America. What is the result of these new projects? --
The British colonies in the territories of Hudson Bay, Canada, le Saint-Jean, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New England, New York and New Jersey --
The British colonies founded in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia and Florida. General reflections on all these settlements.
Other Titles: Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Jimack.
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