Defying Empire

Defying Empire 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 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. A couple of jacket blurbs from respected historians of the period describe this as riveting history That s going a bit far Defying Empire offers a thorough but unpadded analysis of the trade conducted between New York merchants and the French during the French and Indian War Seven Year s War to the rest of the world , 1754 1763 Although some of the trade started legal, much of it violated British law, andandof it became illegal as the British Empire attempted to get control of A couple of jacket blurbs from respected historians of the period describe this as riveting history That s going a bit far Defying Empire offers a thorough but unpadded analysis of the trade conducted between New York merchants and the French during the French and Indian War Seven Year s War to the rest of the world , 1754 1763 Although some of the trade started legal, much of it violated British law, andandof it became illegal as the British Empire attempted to get control of resources that were strengthening Britain s opponents France, and then also Spain in the global conflict Truxes explor
This book looks at why American merchants in New York traded with the French during the Seven Years War For one, Americans had always engaged in smuggling, and war increased the opportunity to make money in certain avenues NY merchants justified their actions by saying that their trade increased exports, and thus that money went into the coffers of the British rather than letting neutral nations reap all the profits This book points to the importance of the pre Sugar Stamp tax the Flour Act This book looks at why American merchants in New York traded with the French during the Seven Years War For one, Americans had always engaged in smuggling, and war increased the opportunity to make money in certain avenues NY merchants justified their actions by saying that their trade increased exports, and thus that money went into the coffers of the British rather than letting neutral nations reap all the profits This book points to the importance of the pre Sugar Stamp tax the Flour Act of 1757, which forbade colonists from exporting flour, while Britain and Ireland were exempted This made colonists feel like second class citizens, a feeling that would boil over after the war into violence.This is a great book for seeing how the British Empire worked American merchants supported the war, but felt that being British meant being able to trade with whoever they wanted unlike NE in the War of 1812, who didn t support the war By the 18th century, two
Fantastic In a brisk, suspenseful narrative, Truxes of Trinity College, with whom I took a Modern Irish History course illuminates a little known aspect of the seminal conflict in early American history the Seven Years War New York City s merchant elite assisted by co conspirators in Connecticut Rhode Island, primarily developed elaborate schemes to circumvent British Navigation acts and carry on a lucrative trade with the French enemy Including instances where merchants hired pr Fantastic In a brisk, suspenseful narrative, Truxes of Trinity College, with whom I took a Modern Irish History course illuminates a little known aspect of the seminal conflict in early American history the Seven Years War New York City s merchant elite assisted by co conspirators in Connecticut Rhode Island, primarily developed elaborate schemes to circumvent British Navigation acts and carry on a lucrative trade with the French enemy Including instances where merchants hired privateers to seize their own ships Fortunes were made and sometimes lost as ship
excellent book, blew my mind open with ideas of books of my own, and changed my view on the humanity of the time I needtime to review it properly but it was great for me personally. eye opening

BOOKS ⚣ Defying Empire  Author Thomas M. Truxes – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Defying Empire
  • Thomas M. Truxes
  • English
  • 03 August 2018
  • 0300118406