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The Smugglers' World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela

Jesse Cromwell

Abstract

The Smugglers’ World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela reinterprets the meaning of illicit commerce in the early modern Atlantic. More than simply a transactional relationship or a political economy concern of empires, smuggling became a societal ethos for the communities in which it was practiced. For most of the colonial period, subjects of the commercially neglected province of Venezuela depended on contrabandists from the Dutch, English, and French Caribbean. These illegal yet scarcely patrolled rendezvous came under scrutiny in the eighteenth century ... More

Keywords: Venezuela, Smuggling, Bourbon Reforms, Commercial History, Caribbean History, Latin American History, Atlantic History, Moral Economy, Commodities, Slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469636887
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636887.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesse Cromwell, author
University of Mississippi