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Title: Historical study of Anglo-South American trade, with special reference to the period 1807-1825
Author: Jones, J. Stoddard
Awarding Body: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Current Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Date of Award: 1934
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Abstract:
The monopoly of the trade of the New World claimed by Spain and Portugal, following the Great Discoveries, was challenged from the seventeenth century onwards by Holland, England and France. Those three countries, besides forming settlements in North American, established bases in the West Indies for tapping the resources of the Iberian possessions, and furnishing the Peninsular states with those commodities, which, owing to economic limitations, they lacked for the upkeep of their trans-Atlantic markets. Holland took the lead in these movements in the seventeenth century, but thence-forward the contest for the avenues of trade lay between Great Britain and France. In the period before 1807 British interests predominated in Portugal and French on the whole in Spain. Great Britain, in addition, claimed the major share of the trade in slaves to Spanish American and of the contraband traffic with the mainland from the West Indies. From 1807 onwards Great Britain, by treaty agreement, held a direct intercourse with Brazil, and, under the protection of her warships, contrary to the wishes of Spain, with the Spanish provinces. As at the same time she main-tained to an extent her old connections through the West Indies and the Peninsula, she thus monopolised to a large extent the external commerce of Latin America .The curtailment of British trade and consequent need of compensatory markets after the Napoleonic Wars drew our attention with increased force to the Latin American provinces; and this factor influenced our recognition of the independence of those countries in 1825.In the period 1815-1825 cotton goods, followed by woollens and linens, formed the bulk of our exports to Latin America. In exchange we received such articles as coffee, cocoa, hides, sugar, cotton, dyestuffs, and tallow, together with appreciable amounts of bullion and specie.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.549490  DOI: Not available
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