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JARVIS, Michael J. In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. Chapel Hill : Published for the OmohundroInstitute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia by the University of North Carolina Press, 2011. Second Printing. Pp (18),1-6 84,(2). With maps and illustrations in the text. Thick 8vo, tan cloth, bluelettering to spine. "in an exploration of the oceanic connections of the A tlantic world, Michael J. Jarvis recovers a mariner's view of early Americaas seen through the eyes of Bermuda's seafarers. The first social history of eighteenth-century Bermuda, this book profiles how one especially intensive maritime community capitalized on its position 'in the eye of all trade.' Jarvis takes readers aboard small Bermudian sloops and follows white andenslaved sailors as they shuttled cargoes between ports, raked salt, harve sted timber, salvaged shipwrecks, hunted whales, captured prizes, and smuggled contraband in an expansive maritime sphere spanning Great Britain's North American and Caribbean colonies. In doing so, he shows how humble sailors and seafaring slaves operating small family-owned vessels were significant but underappreciated agents of Atlantic integration. The American Revolution starkly revealed the extent of British America's integration before 1775 as it shattered interregional links that Bermudians had helped to forge. Reliant on North America for food and customers, Bermudians faced disaster at the conflict's start. A bold act of treason enabled islanders to continue trade with their rebellious neighbors and helped them to survive and evenprosper in an Atlantic world at war." from the dj. Introduction: In the Ey e of All Trade : Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 1. Colonizing Paradise : The Somers Islands Company and Colony; 2. Bermuda's Turn to the Sea, 1685-1715; 3. Bermuda's Maritime Economy 1 : Circumatlantic Shipping and Smuggling, 1715-1775; 4. Bermuda's Maritime Economy 2 : Working the Atlantic Commons, 1690-1775; 5. A Seafaring People : Bermuda's Maritime Society; 6. Maritime Migration, Trade, and Atlantic Families 7. Navigating the American Revolution; Epilogue: From Seaport to Sentry Post: The Decline of Maritime Bermuda, 1783-1820; Conclusion: Fate, Contingenc y, and the Development of Maritime America. With notes and index. Very goodin dustjacket. 75.00
Title: In the Eye of All Trade : Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher: Omohundro Institute of Early American / University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2011, ISBN:9780807833216:
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