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

by Jonathan Scott

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A magisterial account of how the cultural and maritime relationships between the British, Dutch and American territories changed the existing world order – and made the Industrial Revolution possible

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. In this wide-angled and arresting book Jonathan Scott argues that it was also a turning point in world history.

In the revolution’s wake, competition with the Dutch transformed the military-fiscal and naval resources of the state. One result was a navally protected Anglo-American trading monopoly. Within this context, more than a century later, the Industrial Revolution would be triggered by the alchemical power of American shopping

ASIN B07ZSW6GB7
Amazon Sales Rank 351,481
Released 11/01/2019
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Yale University Press
Studio Yale University Press
Manufacturer Yale University Press
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No

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