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How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Jonathan Scott


Between 1500 and 1800, the North Sea region overtook the Mediterranean as the most dynamic part of the world. At its core the Anglo-Dutch relationship intertwined close alliance and fierce antagonism to intense creative effect. But a precondition for the Industrial Revolution was also the establishment in British North America of a unique type of colony — for the settlement of people and culture, rather than the extraction of things. England's republican revolution of 1649–53 was a spectacular attempt to change social, political, and moral life in the direction pioneered by the Dutch. This boo ... More

Keywords: North Sea region, Anglo-Dutch relations, British North America, colony, republican revolution, world history, Anglo-American trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300243598
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300243598.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Scott, author
University of Auckland