Borderless empire : Dutch Guiana in the Atlantic World, 1750-1800 (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Borderless empire : Dutch Guiana in the Atlantic World, 1750-1800

Author: Bram Hoonhout
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Early American places.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute, 2017, titled The West Indian web : improvising colonial survival in Essequibo and Demerara, 1750-1800 .
Description: xvi, 271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 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
Dutch Guiana in the Atlantic World, 1750-1800
Responsibility: Bram Hoonhout.

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Explores the volatile history of Dutch Guiana, in particular the forgotten colonies of Essequibo and Demerara, to provide new perspectives on European empire building in the Atlantic world. Bram  Read more...

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