TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History 2022-09-09T14:40:00+02:00 Astrid Verburg Open Journal Systems <p>TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History is the Dutch-Flemish journal of social and economic history. It is an open access, peer-reviewed, scientific journal which was granted A status/ INT 1 by the European Science Foundation. The journal has a strong interest in the manner in which people in the past have interacted with each other and given shape to social, economic, cultural and political patterns. Key notions here are economic growth, power &amp; (in)equality, group cultures, networks, identity, gender, ethnicity, ecology, trade &amp; technique, entrepreneurship, labour &amp; social movements.</p> Eric Vanhaute, Peasants in World History 2022-06-17T13:33:47+02:00 Sebastián De La Rosa Carriazo 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Sebastián De La Rosa Carriazo Maurits A. Ebben and Louis Sicking (eds), Beyond Ambassadors. Consuls, Missionaries, and Spies in Premodern Diplomacy 2022-06-17T13:40:50+02:00 Joris Van den Tol 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Joris Van den Tol Katherine L French, Household Goods and Good Households in Late Medieval London. Consumption and Domesticity after the Plague 2022-06-17T13:49:31+02:00 Sarah Hinds 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Sarah Hinds Bob Pierik, Urban Life on the Move. Gender and Mobility in Early Modern Amsterdam 2022-06-17T13:55:14+02:00 Jasper Segerink 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jasper Segerink Peter Gorter, Gereformeerde migranten. De religieuze identiteit van Nederlandse gereformeerde migrantengemeenten in de rijkssteden Frankfurt am Main, Aken en Keulen (1555-1600) 2022-06-17T14:43:50+02:00 Gary K. Waite 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Gary K. Waite Cor Smit, Strijden tegen armoede. Tweehonderd jaar Leidsche Maatschappij van Weldadigheid ter Voorkoming van Verval tot Armoede 2022-06-17T14:51:50+02:00 Bart Van der Steen 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Bart Van der Steen Jochem Kroes, Het dorp van Neeltje Pater. De kooplieden- en regentenfamilies van Broek in Waterland in de achttiende eeuw 2022-06-17T15:01:05+02:00 Jan Willem Veluwenkamp 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jan Willem Veluwenkamp Paul Bassant, Volksvermaak in Zwart Nazareth. Het krachtenspel in de vrijetijdsbesteding van arbeiders in Schiedam, 1850-1975 2022-06-17T15:13:53+02:00 Reinard Maarleveld 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Reinard Maarleveld Han Timmer, De Roos & Overeijnder (1895-1942). Een Rotterdams architectenbureau: bouwen voor havenbaronnen en arbeiders 2022-06-17T15:19:25+02:00 Herman Van Bergeijk 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Herman Van Bergeijk Albert Buursma, Caritas in verandering. Vier eeuwen rooms-katholieke sociale zorg in de stad Groningen 2022-06-17T15:26:31+02:00 Henk Looijesteijn 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Henk Looijesteijn Len de Klerk, Frédéric en Antoine Plate 1802 -1927. Rotterdamse kooplieden, reders en bestuurders 2022-06-17T15:33:19+02:00 Huibert Schijf 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Huibert Schijf John Smit, Tussen leger en maatschappij. Militaire muziek in Nederland 1819-1923 2022-06-17T15:41:06+02:00 Josephine Hoegaerts 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Josephine Hoegaerts Henk-Jan Dekker, Cycling Pathways. The Politics and Governance of Dutch Cycling Infrastructure, 1920-2020 2022-06-17T15:51:31+02:00 Stijn Knuts 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Stijn Knuts Bert Koene. De man die op Thorbecke moest passen. Politicus, vrijmetselaar en slavenvriend Jan Nedermeijer van Rosenthal, 1792-1857 2022-06-17T15:56:56+02:00 Adriejan Van Veen 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Adriejan Van Veen W.B. Waldus, De Zuiderzee als transportlandschap. Historische maritieme archeologie van de turfvaart (1550-1700) 2022-06-17T16:04:57+02:00 Henk Dessens 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Henk Dessens Bob Van de Voorde, Herman Balthazar en Jan Van Doorslaer, Dagblad Vooruit 1884-1967 2022-06-17T16:08:48+02:00 Joan Hemels 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Joan Hemels New Perspectives on Early Modern Dutch Atlantic Slavery and Slave Trade 2022-06-28T07:53:54+02:00 Matthias Van Rossum <p>This Special Issue explores new routes in the economic historical research on the Dutch Atlantic history of slavery and slave trade. Each of its contributions tackles important blind spots that have continued to haunt Dutch economic history despite the recent energetic revival of research and debates on the economic impact of Dutch Atlantic slavery. Together, the articles of this Special Issue challenge our perspectives, questions and methods.</p> 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Matthias Van Rossum The Dutch Republic and the Spanish Slave Trade, 1580-1690 2022-06-20T13:16:23+02:00 Cátia Antunes Ramona Negrón <p class="Body" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 150%;" lang="EN-US">This article investigates the reason why groups of merchants operating from the Dutch Republic, particularly from Amsterdam, decided to take part in the exploitation of the Spanish Empire, through a very particular type of activity, that of the slave trade. We argue that Amsterdam-based merchants were heavily engaged, through various organizational forms, in supplying Spanish American markets with enslaved Africans. This participation was rewarded with a path for access to Spanish American silver, at the time the essential exchange mechanism for entry and expansion in the Mediterranean and Asian trades.</span></p> 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Cátia Antunes, Ramona Negrón Investing in Engenhos: Credit, Claims, and Sugar Mills in Dutch Brazil 2021-01-07T14:12:25+01:00 Erik Odegard <p>This article examines the issue of private investment in the seventeenth-century Dutch colony in Brazil. For the first time, new archival discoveries allow for a reconstruction of the size of private investment in the colony, as well as a breakdown into distinct investment activities. The article argues that private investment was an absolute necessity for the West India Company in the hope of making its colony successful, as it could not provide the required funds by itself. Private individuals claimed to have invested over eleven million guilders in the colony, nearly one-and-a-half times the WIC’s original capitalization. A number of case studies elaborate the overall figures presented and show that Dutch investors did indeed move into sugar cultivation and even moved into agricultural property development. Presenting these data and sources will, it is posited, allow for a fuller picture of the role of former inhabitants of Dutch Brazil in the development of plantation systems in the wider Caribbean from the mid-1640s onwards.</p> 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Erik Odegard Shareholders in the Dutch Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Trade 2021-01-07T14:12:31+01:00 Koen van der Blij <p>This article provides the first quantitative evidence of the indirect benefits of shareholders of the<em> Middelburgse Commercie Compagnie </em>(MCC), a Dutch Atlantic trading company and the biggest slave trader in the eighteenth-century Dutch Republic. MCC shares provided its owners with a preferred status as suppliers and customers of the company. This article focuses on two years, 1725 and 1770, and finds that approximately one third of the MCC shareholders in both years acted as suppliers or customers of the company. The financial incentives of the directors appear to be better aligned with the financial interests of the shareholders in 1770 compared to 1725.</p> 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Koen van der Blij Rhine Trade in Slave-Based Commodities in the Eighteenth Century 2022-06-27T15:41:39+02:00 Tamira Combrink <p>German states became an increasingly important destination for slave-based commodities over the course of the eighteenth century. The River Rhine served as an artery for the re-exports of sugar, coffee, tobacco, and other tropical items from the Dutch Republic to the German hinterland. Although some estimates about the importance of this trade do exist, these are based upon scant data. This article presents a plausible scenario of this trade based on a variety of sources. It finds that the Rhine trade grew rapidly during and in the decade after the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), experienced sharp declines during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784), after the Haitian Revolution (1793), and during the French Occupation – particularly under the Continental System (1806-1810) – to resume its steady growth in the nineteenth century. Moreover, much of this eighteenth-century growth was due to slave-produced commodities, which indicates that the Rhine became a crucial connection between the Caribbean plantation economies and globalizing German consumption patterns.</p> 2022-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Tamira Combrink