Workshop Wrap Up: “News Then and News Now”

The entanglements of the British and Spanish empires from the 17th to the 19th centuries spanned most littoral areas of the globe and touched on all aspects of society. From the abhorrent supply of African slaves by British citizens to Cuba, to the less well known feud over tea and fur trading monopolies in the … Continue reading Workshop Wrap Up: “News Then and News Now”

MERCHANT CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE SOUTH AMERICAN PACIFIC COAST, SPAIN, AND BRITAIN, 1750-1830: SOURCES, PROBLEMS, AND QUESTIONS

Editor's note: Imperial Entanglements is hosting a one day workshop at Warwick University called "News Then and News Now: Imperial Entanglements and Transoceanic Networks in Anglo-Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy". The programme and all other information can be found here: Imperial Entanglements Workshop 2017 In the next few weeks the blog will be featuring posts/previews … Continue reading MERCHANT CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE SOUTH AMERICAN PACIFIC COAST, SPAIN, AND BRITAIN, 1750-1830: SOURCES, PROBLEMS, AND QUESTIONS

When Archives Deceive

[Author's note: This is the second post dealing with the Spanish slave ship Arrogante. The first post can be found here. Both posts can be read as stand alone pieces.] It is both a thrilling and frustrating moment when you realize that the letters and memoranda you are looking at in the archives are deceiving … Continue reading When Archives Deceive

The Spanish Slave Ship Arrogante and British Efforts to Suppress the Slave Trade

[Author's Note: The posts on this blog will vary in content and authorship. However, some topics will be covered in several posts, as they will be part of on-going research. This is the first post that will cover the research being done on the Spanish slave ship Arrogante owned by the Zulueta family in the … Continue reading The Spanish Slave Ship Arrogante and British Efforts to Suppress the Slave Trade