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- DescriptionWith a compelling narrative that weaves together story and thesis and brings to life immense archival research and empirical data, Crisis in an Atlantic Empire is a finely grained historical tour of the period covering 1808 to 1810, which is often called the age of revolutions. The study examines an accumulation of countervailing elements in a spasm of imperial crisis, as Spain and its major colony New Spain struggled to preserve traditional structures of exchange-Spain's transatlantic trade system-with Caribbean ports at Veracruz and Havana in wartime after 1804. Rooted in the struggle between businessmen seeking to expand their ecomic reach and the ruling class seeking to maintain its hegemonic control, the crisis sheds light on the contest between free trade and mopoly trade and the politics of preservation among an enduring and influential interest group: merchants. Reflecting the authors' masterful use of archival sources and their magisterial kwledge of the era's complex metropolitan and colonial institutions, this volume is the capstone of a research endeavor spanning nearly sixty years.
- Author BiographyBarbara H. Stein (1916-2005) was an independent historian and former bibliographer for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal at Princeton University's Firestone Library. Stanley J. Stein is the Walter S. Carpenter Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, Emeritus, at Princeton University.
- Author(s)Barbara H. Stein,Stanley J. Stein
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication16/01/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleThe Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science
- Series Part/Volume Number131
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Weight1225 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine53 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 17
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