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Amsterdam's Sephardic merchants and the Atlantic sugar trade in the seventeenth century / Yda Schreuder.

Author/creator Schreuder, Yda author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Descriptionxvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents The Development of the Sephardic Jewish Sugar Trade Network Schreuder -- The British Caribbean World: Barbados Schreuder -- Amsterdam's Dutch and Sephardic Merchants in the Atlantic Supply Trade and the Sugar Trade in the Seventeenth Century Schreuder -- The Mission of Menasseh Ben Israel and Cromwell's Western Design Schreuder -- Sephardic Merchants and the Second Barbados: Jamaica Schreuder -- The Atlantic Sugar Trade at the End of the Seventeenth Century.
Abstract "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"--back cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN3319970607 hardcover
ISBN9783319970608 hardcover

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