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The Resource Creolization and contraband : Curaçao in the early modern Atlantic world, Linda M. Rupert

Creolization and contraband : Curaçao in the early modern Atlantic world, Linda M. Rupert

Label
Creolization and contraband : Curaçao in the early modern Atlantic world
Title
Creolization and contraband
Title remainder
Curaçao in the early modern Atlantic world
Statement of responsibility
Linda M. Rupert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Curaçao came under Dutch control in 1634, the small island off South America's northern coast was isolated and sleepy. The introduction of increased trade (both legal and illegal) led to a dramatic transformation, and Curaçao emerged as a major hub within Caribbean and wider Atlantic networks. It would also become the commercial and administrative seat of the Dutch West India Company in the Americas. The island's main city, Willemstad, had a non-Dutch majority composed largely of free blacks, urban slaves, and Sephardic Jews, who communicated across ethnic divisions in a new creole language called Papiamentu. For Linda M. Rupert, the emergence of this creole language was one of the two defining phenomena that gave shape to early modern Curaçao. The other was smuggling. Both developments, she argues, were informal adaptations to life in a place that was at once polyglot and regimented. They were the sort of improvisations that occurred wherever expanding European empires thrust different peoples together. Creolization and Contraband uses the history of Curaçao to develop the first book-length analysis of the relationship between illicit interimperial trade and processes of social, cultural, and linguistic exchange in the early modern world. Rupert argues that by breaking through multiple barriers, smuggling opened particularly rich opportunities for cross-cultural and interethnic interaction. Far from marginal, these extra-official exchanges were the very building blocks of colonial society."--Project Muse
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rupert, Linda Marguerite
Dewey number
972.986
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F2049
LC item number
.R87 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early American places
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curaçao
  • Curaçao
  • Curaçao
  • Curaçao
  • Creoles
  • Slaves
  • Sephardim
  • Intercultural communication
  • Papiamentu language
  • Smuggling
  • HISTORY
  • Commerce
  • Creoles
  • Intercultural communication
  • Papiamentu language
  • Sephardim
  • Slaves
  • Smuggling
  • Social conditions
  • Curaçao
  • Curaçao
Label
Creolization and contraband : Curaçao in the early modern Atlantic world, Linda M. Rupert
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Emergence of an Entrepôt -- Converging Currents -- Atlantic Diasporas -- "Cruising to the Most Advantageous Places" -- Part 2. Socio-Cultural Interactions in a Maritime Trade Economy -- A Caribbean Port City -- Curaçao and Tierra Firme -- Language and Creolization -- Conclusions
Control code
795128531
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 347 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613662729
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 366272
  • 22573/ctt3q4pp6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795128531
Label
Creolization and contraband : Curaçao in the early modern Atlantic world, Linda M. Rupert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Emergence of an Entrepôt -- Converging Currents -- Atlantic Diasporas -- "Cruising to the Most Advantageous Places" -- Part 2. Socio-Cultural Interactions in a Maritime Trade Economy -- A Caribbean Port City -- Curaçao and Tierra Firme -- Language and Creolization -- Conclusions
Control code
795128531
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 347 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613662729
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 366272
  • 22573/ctt3q4pp6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795128531

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