Various short-lived organizations of anthropologists had already been formed. Its members were primarily anti-slavery activists.
On the one hand, it was a colonial economy that depended on its ability to export commodities to the home country of England, the other colonies of the Western Hemisphere, and the eager buyers from foreign empires. Exporting, in turn, fostered deepening networks of credit, ability to import necessary and desirable goods from other sources, and systems of payment throughout the Atlantic world.
On the other hand, British Americans developed a thriving internal economy in which they cleared land, grew much of their own food, provided their own housing and most of their tools, and expanded interdependent markets between regions and among myriad local places within the colonies.
Although officials at the hub of the British Empire in London established navigation laws to regulate the markets of British American colonial commerce and to restrict British American manufacturing, the economies of farms, plantations, and towns grew steadily.
Collectively known as the Acts of Trade, the laws embodied policies founded on the goal of bringing colonies securely under the economic wing of England, but also of curtailing the potential for British Americans to develop parallel economies.
By the early s some sectors of the British American economy were growing by leaps and bounds, aided by the Acts of Trade somewhat, but increasingly prospering outside the acts. During the next decades, British American per capita incomes would steadily rise, and the accumulation of household goods by middling people as well as the maturity of their markets for colonial and imported goods would provide visible evidence of colonial economic growth.
Nevertheless, a paradox of economic development persisted for British Americans. Throughout the colonial era they lived in distinctive regions marked by the agricultural and commercial systems that evolved in each of them over the colonial era, and marked as well by the dominant labor systems and economic cultures that suited these different regional economies.
Yet, they were also actively engaged in Atlantic, occasionally global, connections that brought goods and people together in mutually dependent relationships that stretched far beyond the settled areas of British America.
General Overviews The studies included here trace important themes in the development of the British American economy from earliest colonial settlement to the end of the 18th century. Each offers a particular argument about the causes and consequences of economic development.
In more-recent decades, analyses of the North American economy have more directly employed econometric analyses and sophisticated methodological approaches. McCusker and Menard provided the first important overview of the British American economy, based on a survey of existing economic history, and it remains a standard starting point for reviewing the trends in economic development across the entire spectrum of colonial development.
Shepherd and Walton originally published in offers another important overview of the North American colonial economy from the middle of the 17th century to the American Revolution, with emphasis on the later years.
It uses quantitative analysis to prove that productivity was increasing not so much because of technological change but, rather, because of improvements in market organization and reduced risks of business enterprise within markets.
Perkins is another important overview of the North American economy, constructed from the standpoint of particular social groups.
Daunton and Halpern provides a valuable collection of essays on Native American economies in North America. Henretta and Nash cited under Colonial North American Urban Economies set a wide variety of economic information in cultural and ideological contexts, insisting that scholars view economic behavior in terms of cultural values.
Lamoreaux reconsiders many of the long-standing debates in economic history and locates ways to support and utilize aspects of many interpretations. The Colonial Period of American History. Yale University Press, — Daunton, Martin, and Rick Halpern, eds.Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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