Dangerous Economies: Status and Commerce in Imperial New York
Serena R. Zabin
216 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4160-0 | $55.00 | £36.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2057-5 | $19.95 | £13.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series
"This is not merely an account of a single city but instead a consideration of culture and commerce shaped by political and economic competition and exchange in the Atlantic world. . . . Zabin paints a portrait of colonial New York City that others working on eighteenth-century urban centers will find useful in analyzing how residents thought about their position within the imperial system and their relationships to others, near and far, throughout the empire."–William and Mary Quarterly
This history of New York culture and commerce in the first two thirds of the eighteenth century tells how the volatile forces of imperial politics and commerce created a fluid society in which establishing one's own status or verifying another's was a challenge. Read more . . .