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The Resource Defying empire : trading with the enemy in colonial New York, Thomas M. Truxes

Defying empire : trading with the enemy in colonial New York, Thomas M. Truxes

Label
Defying empire : trading with the enemy in colonial New York
Title
Defying empire
Title remainder
trading with the enemy in colonial New York
Statement of responsibility
Thomas M. Truxes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This enthralling book is the first to uncover the story of New York City merchants who engaged in forbidden trade with the enemy before and during the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War). Ignoring British prohibitions designed to end North America's wartime trade with the French, New York's merchant elite conducted a thriving business in the French West Indies, insisting that their behavior was protected by long practice and British commercial law. But the government in London viewed it as treachery, and its subsequent efforts to discipline North American commerce inflamed the colonists. Through fast-moving events and unforgettable characters, historian Thomas M. Truxes brings eighteenth-century New York and the Atlantic world to life. There are spies, street riots, exotic settings, informers, courtroom dramas, interdictions on the high seas, ruthless businessmen, political intrigues, and more. The author traces each phase of the city's trade with the enemy and details the frustrations that affected both British officials and independent-minded New Yorkers. The first book to focus on New York City during the Seven Years' War, Defying Empire reveals the important role the city played in hastening the colonies' march toward revolution
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Truxes, Thomas M
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • French and Indian War (United States : 1754-1763)
  • United States
  • Merchants
  • Trials (Treason)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • West Indies, French
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • France
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Merchants
  • Trials (Treason)
  • France
  • Lesser Antilles
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Defying empire : trading with the enemy in colonial New York, Thomas M. Truxes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""List of Maps""; ""Preface""; ""A Note on the Text""; ""Introduction""; ""Prologue: The Informer""; ""1. A City at War""; ""2. Admiral Hardy and the Smugglers""; ""3. Frenchified Bottoms""; ""4. Mountmen""; ""5. Flag-Trucers""; ""6. Mixed Messages""; ""7. Business as Usual""; ""8. Crackdown""; ""9. The Trial""; ""10. Fruits of Victory""; ""Epilogue: Path to Revolution""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chronology""; ""Glossary of Persons""; ""Glossary of Terms""; ""List of Statutes, Proclamations, and Orders in Council""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""
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Control code
ocn379478163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300150438
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 235176
  • 22573/ctt5q8pzd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)379478163
Label
Defying empire : trading with the enemy in colonial New York, Thomas M. Truxes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""List of Maps""; ""Preface""; ""A Note on the Text""; ""Introduction""; ""Prologue: The Informer""; ""1. A City at War""; ""2. Admiral Hardy and the Smugglers""; ""3. Frenchified Bottoms""; ""4. Mountmen""; ""5. Flag-Trucers""; ""6. Mixed Messages""; ""7. Business as Usual""; ""8. Crackdown""; ""9. The Trial""; ""10. Fruits of Victory""; ""Epilogue: Path to Revolution""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chronology""; ""Glossary of Persons""; ""Glossary of Terms""; ""List of Statutes, Proclamations, and Orders in Council""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""
  • ""H""""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""
Control code
ocn379478163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300150438
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 235176
  • 22573/ctt5q8pzd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)379478163

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