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The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History

Thomas M. Truxes


The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History is a comprehensive account of the emergence of the United States from the perspective of trade. The author traces the roots of the American commercial economy from mid-sixteenth-century Tudor England through the early years of the American republic at the dawn of the nineteenth century. The trade of colonial America is notable for the access it offered a wide range of participants. Open access (real or illusory) remains a dominant theme of the American economy to the present day. Colonial trade is notable as well for its readiness to e ... More

Keywords: Overseas Trade of British America, United States, colonial trade, Navigation Acts, slavery, Atlantic slave trade, colonial commerce, risk, producers, merchants, mariners, New World, national wealth, global economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300159882
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300159882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas M. Truxes, author
New York University