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H-Empire seeks to bring together scholars and others interested in sharing resources, research and questions concerning the origin, development, working and decline of empires, rather broadly defined across academic disciplines and professional interests, chronological time periods, and geographical regions.

Recent Discussions

QUERY: U.S. Trade Policy with European Colonies

Hello, I am interested to learn about secondary sources that might reveal whether European powers allowed American traders to trade with their colonies on the same terms as those on trade with the metropole, or if American traders had to pay a higher tariff when trading with a colony. Likewise, did the United States allow European (or other foreign) merchants to trade with, say, Puerto Rico or the Philippines on the same terms as when conducting trade with a company in the continental United States? Any suggestions would be welcome.

Many thanks.

Sincerely,

Tim Roberts

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Suraiya Faroqhi
Reviewer: 
Gemma Masson

Masson on Faroqhi, 'A Cultural History of the Ottomans: The Imperial Elite and Its Artefacts'

Suraiya Faroqhi. A Cultural History of the Ottomans: The Imperial Elite and Its Artefacts. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2016. 288 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78453-096-9.

Reviewed by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham) Published on H-Empire (November, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Brian S. Bauer, Madeleine Halac-Higashimori, Gabriel E. Cantarutti
Reviewer: 
Robert Denning

Denning on Bauer and Halac-Higashimori and Cantarutti, 'Voices from Vilcabamba: Accounts Chronicling the Fall of the Inca Empire'

Brian S. Bauer, Madeleine Halac-Higashimori, Gabriel E. Cantarutti. Voices from Vilcabamba: Accounts Chronicling the Fall of the Inca Empire. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2016. 264 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60732-425-6.

Reviewed by Robert Denning (Southern New Hampshire University) Published on H-Empire (October, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Kirsten Mckenzie
Reviewer: 
Oliver Charbonneau

Charbonneau on Mckenzie, 'Imperial Underworld: An Escaped Convict and the Transformation of the British Colonial Order'

Kirsten Mckenzie. Imperial Underworld: An Escaped Convict and the Transformation of the British Colonial Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 330 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-68679-3.

Reviewed by Oliver Charbonneau (University of Western Ontario) Published on H-Empire (October, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
George Reid Andrews
Reviewer: 
Ronald Schultz

Schultz on Andrews, 'Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000'

George Reid Andrews. Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000. The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. Maps, graphs, tables. 136 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73759-4.

Reviewed by Ronald Schultz (University of Wyoming) Published on H-Empire (September, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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