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Palgrave Macmillan

Atlantic Ports and the First Globalisation c. 1850-1930

ISBN 9781137327970
Publication Date January 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Port cities were the means through which cultural and economic exchange took place between continental societies and the maritime world. In examining the ports of Brazil, the Caribbean and West Africa, this volume will provide fresh insight into the meaning of the 'First Globalisation'. Many of these ports were part of territories either governed or dominated by France, Britain, Spain or Portugal, that participated in global economy and
society on very different terms from those northern European cities where major merchant and banking interests had their headquarters. Likewise, the ports of independent American countries underwent their own
development processes. Taking the perspective of the Global South, the volume assesses this globalising trend, with its associated Industrial revolution, colonial expansion and new migrant and commodities flows. The international cast of authors in this collection bring fresh insight to this much debated period of history.

Miguel Suárez Bosa is Lecturer of Economic History at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. He has studied ports of the Atlantic area for the last thirty years.

1. Atlantic ports: A Theoretical Model; Miguel Suárez Bosa
2. The Ports of the Canary Islands: The Challenges of Modernity; Luis Gabriel Cabrera Armas
3. Porto Grande of S. Vicente: The Coal Business on an Atlantic Island; Ana Prata
4. The Port of Casablanca in the First Stage of the Protectorate; Miguel Suárez Bosa and Leila Maziane
5. The Port of Dakar: Technological Evolution, Management and Commercial Activity; Daniel Castillo Hidalgo
6. The Port of Lagos, 1850-1929: The Rise of West Africa's Leading Seaport; Ayodeji Olukoju
7. Port of Havana: The Gateway of Cuba (1850-1920); Francisco Suárez Viera
8. Port of La Guaira: From Public to Private Management; Catalina Banko
9. The Emergence of Santos as a Port of Coffee (1869-1914); Cezar Teixeira Honorato and Luiz Cláudio M. Ribeiro

Luis Gabriel Cabrera Armas, University of La Laguna, Spain
Ana Filipa Prata, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Leila Maziane, Hassan II Mohammedia/Casablanca University
Daniel Castillo Hidalgo, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Ayodeji Olukoju, University of Lagos, Nigeri
Francisco Suárez Viera, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Catalina Banko, Lecturer, Venezuela
César Teixeira Honorato, University Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Luiz Cláudio M.Ribeiro, University Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil


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