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Borderless empire : Dutch Guiana in the Atlantic world (1750-1800)

Author: Bram Hoonhout
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2020]
Series: Early American places
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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"BORDERLESS EMPIRE explores the volatile history of Dutch Guiana, in particular the forgotten colonies of Essequibo and Demerara, in order to provide new perspectives on European empire building in the Atlantic world. It argues that imperial expansion was a process of improvisation at the colonial level, rather than a project that was centrally orchestrated from the metropolis. Furthermore, it emphasizes that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bram Hoonhout
ISBN: 9780820356082 0820356085
OCLC Number: 1097365640
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute, 2017, titled The West Indian web : improvising colonial survival in Essequibo and Demerara, 1750-1800.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: borderless societies --
The borderland --
Political conflicts --
Rebels and runaways --
The centrality of smuggling --
The web of debt --
Borderless businessmen --
Conclusion: the shape of empire.
Series Title: Early American places
Other Titles: West Indian web
Responsibility: Bram Hoonhout.

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"BORDERLESS EMPIRE explores the volatile history of Dutch Guiana, in particular the forgotten colonies of Essequibo and Demerara, in order to provide new perspectives on European empire building in the Atlantic world. It argues that imperial expansion was a process of improvisation at the colonial level, rather than a project that was centrally orchestrated from the metropolis. Furthermore, it emphasizes that colonial expansion was far more transnational than the oft-used divisions into "national Atlantics" suggest. It therefore aims to transcend the framework of the "Dutch Atlantic" by looking at the connections across cultural and imperial boundaries. This book tells a story of empire building as an Atlantic-wide process. Essequibo and Demerara remained remarkably open colonies, even as late as the end of the eighteenth century. But that is not to say they were unique: improvisation, and the consequent contacts across imperial borders were a general feature of early modern colonial ventures. By looking outwards from the colonies, rather than following the top-down view from the metropolis, BORDERLESS EMPIRE aims to bring these entanglements to the fore. Highlighting the contribution of many non-Dutch actors--such as Amerindian soldiers, North American provisions traders, and British slave smugglers--it reveals the truly Atlantic nature of empire building. BORDERLESS EMPIRE makes an important contribution to the study of early modern imperialism, Atlantic history, and the historiography of "--

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