TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History https://tseg.nl/ <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> en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><p>a) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p><p>b) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</p><p>c) Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process.</p><p>Authors are explicitly encouraged to deposit their published article in their institutional repository.</p> info@tseg.nl (Astrid Verburg) info@openjournals.nl (openjournals) Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:40:00 +0200 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 New Perspectives on Early Modern Dutch Atlantic Slavery and Slave Trade https://tseg.nl/article/view/12363 <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> Matthias Van Rossum Copyright (c) 2022 Matthias Van Rossum https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12363 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 The Dutch Republic and the Spanish Slave Trade, 1580-1690 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12315 <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> Cátia Antunes, Ramona Negrón Copyright (c) 2022 Cátia Antunes, Ramona Negrón https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12315 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Investing in Engenhos: Credit, Claims, and Sugar Mills in Dutch Brazil https://tseg.nl/article/view/8144 <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> Erik Odegard Copyright (c) 2022 Erik Odegard https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/8144 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Shareholders in the Dutch Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Trade https://tseg.nl/article/view/8371 <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> Koen van der Blij Copyright (c) 2022 Koen van der Blij https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/8371 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Rhine Trade in Slave-Based Commodities in the Eighteenth Century https://tseg.nl/article/view/12344 <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> Tamira Combrink Copyright (c) 2022 Tamira Combrink https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12344 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Eric Vanhaute, Peasants in World History https://tseg.nl/article/view/12294 Sebastián De La Rosa Carriazo Copyright (c) 2022 Sebastián De La Rosa Carriazo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12294 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Maurits A. Ebben and Louis Sicking (eds), Beyond Ambassadors. Consuls, Missionaries, and Spies in Premodern Diplomacy https://tseg.nl/article/view/12295 Joris Van den Tol Copyright (c) 2022 Joris Van den Tol https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12295 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Katherine L French, Household Goods and Good Households in Late Medieval London. Consumption and Domesticity after the Plague https://tseg.nl/article/view/12296 Sarah Hinds Copyright (c) 2022 Sarah Hinds https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12296 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Bob Pierik, Urban Life on the Move. Gender and Mobility in Early Modern Amsterdam https://tseg.nl/article/view/12297 Jasper Segerink Copyright (c) 2022 Jasper Segerink https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12297 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Peter Gorter, Gereformeerde migranten. De religieuze identiteit van Nederlandse gereformeerde migrantengemeenten in de rijkssteden Frankfurt am Main, Aken en Keulen (1555-1600) https://tseg.nl/article/view/12298 Gary K. Waite Copyright (c) 2022 Gary K. Waite https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12298 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Cor Smit, Strijden tegen armoede. Tweehonderd jaar Leidsche Maatschappij van Weldadigheid ter Voorkoming van Verval tot Armoede https://tseg.nl/article/view/12299 Bart Van der Steen Copyright (c) 2022 Bart Van der Steen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12299 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Jochem Kroes, Het dorp van Neeltje Pater. De kooplieden- en regentenfamilies van Broek in Waterland in de achttiende eeuw https://tseg.nl/article/view/12300 Jan Willem Veluwenkamp Copyright (c) 2022 Jan Willem Veluwenkamp https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12300 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Paul Bassant, Volksvermaak in Zwart Nazareth. Het krachtenspel in de vrijetijdsbesteding van arbeiders in Schiedam, 1850-1975 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12301 Reinard Maarleveld Copyright (c) 2022 Reinard Maarleveld https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12301 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Han Timmer, De Roos & Overeijnder (1895-1942). Een Rotterdams architectenbureau: bouwen voor havenbaronnen en arbeiders https://tseg.nl/article/view/12302 Herman Van Bergeijk Copyright (c) 2022 Herman Van Bergeijk https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12302 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Albert Buursma, Caritas in verandering. Vier eeuwen rooms-katholieke sociale zorg in de stad Groningen https://tseg.nl/article/view/12303 Henk Looijesteijn Copyright (c) 2022 Henk Looijesteijn https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12303 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Len de Klerk, Frédéric en Antoine Plate 1802 -1927. Rotterdamse kooplieden, reders en bestuurders https://tseg.nl/article/view/12304 Huibert Schijf Copyright (c) 2022 Huibert Schijf https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12304 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 John Smit, Tussen leger en maatschappij. Militaire muziek in Nederland 1819-1923 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12305 Josephine Hoegaerts Copyright (c) 2022 Josephine Hoegaerts https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12305 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Henk-Jan Dekker, Cycling Pathways. The Politics and Governance of Dutch Cycling Infrastructure, 1920-2020 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12306 Stijn Knuts Copyright (c) 2022 Stijn Knuts https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12306 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Bert Koene. De man die op Thorbecke moest passen. Politicus, vrijmetselaar en slavenvriend Jan Nedermeijer van Rosenthal, 1792-1857 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12307 Adriejan Van Veen Copyright (c) 2022 Adriejan Van Veen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12307 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 W.B. Waldus, De Zuiderzee als transportlandschap. Historische maritieme archeologie van de turfvaart (1550-1700) https://tseg.nl/article/view/12308 Henk Dessens Copyright (c) 2022 Henk Dessens https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12308 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Bob Van de Voorde, Herman Balthazar en Jan Van Doorslaer, Dagblad Vooruit 1884-1967 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12309 Joan Hemels Copyright (c) 2022 Joan Hemels https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://tseg.nl/article/view/12309 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200