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Response to Review no. 545

I am extremely happy with the review by Leslie Price. He seems to agree with many of my observations and to approve of my attempt at integrating the story of the Dutch slave trade into the wider framework of the Atlantic slave trade and of the early modern Atlantic in general. Right away, I wouldContinue reading “Response to Review no. 545”

The Rise of Commercial Empires England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770

  The history of the early Dutch Republic is sometimes coined: 'a miracle'. How was it possible that against all odds such a small country on the shores of the North Sea could have become the premier trading nation of the world during much of the seventeenth century? And there were many odds against it.Continue reading “The Rise of Commercial Empires England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770”