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Lobbying in Company: Economic Interests and Political Decision Making in the History of Dutch Brazil, 1621–1656 (The Atlantic World, nr. 38)

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In Lobbying in Company, Joris van den Tol argues that people made a difference in the Dutch West India Company colony in Brazil (1630–1654). Through a combination of petitions, personal relations, and public opinion, individuals were able to exercise influence on the decision-making process regarding Dutch Brazil. His thorough analysis of these different elements offers a new perspective on the Atlantic and the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century as well as a better understanding of lobbying in the early modern period.
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ISBN-13: 9789004397958
ISBN-10: 9004397957
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 mm
Greutate: 0 kg
Editura: Brill
Colecția Brill
Seria The Atlantic World


Cuprins

List of Figures, Graphs and Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

Introduction

1 Lobbying for the Creation of the WIC
1 The Dutch Republic
 1.1 The Cities
 1.2 Provincial States
 1.3 States General
 1.4 The Stadtholders
 1.5 Conflicting Powersbr/>2 The West India Company
 2.1 Willem Usselincx
 2.2 The Layout of the WIC
3 Brazil
4 Conclusion

2 Lobbying in Brazil
1 1624/1630–1636: Ad Hoc Solutions
2 1637–1646: Consolidation and a Prince in the Tropics
 2.1 The Diet as a Colonial Tool
 2.2 The Brazilian Diet of 1640
 2.3 The 81 Petitions of August 1640
 2.4 Petitions for Regulations
3 Religious Affairs
 3.1 The Power of the Church
4 Slavery
 4.1 Access to Institutions for Non-European
5 The Possible Consequence of Top-Down Decision Making
 5.1 Johan Maurits’ Reaction
 5.2 The Reactions from the Council of Justice and the Ministers
6 Conclusion

3 Trading Regulations or Free Trade
1 The Opening Moves
2 Selecting the Playing Field
3 Making It Count
4 Making It Count Even More
5 The Role of the Amsterdam City Council
6 Delaying a Decision
7 Lobbying to and from the Colony
8 Conclusion

4 Petitioning the Public Sphere
1 What Is the Public Sphere?
2 The Dutch Public Sphere 2.1 Pamphlets and Dutch Brazil
3 Petitions and Public Opinion
 3.1 Printed Petitions
4 Multiple Signatures on Petitions
 4.1 Group Petitions to the States General
5 Managing Information of the Revolt in Brazil
6 Petitioning the Public Sphere on Brazil
7 Petitioning the Public Sphere on the Atlantic
 7.1 Other Forms of Signatures
8 Conclusion

5 Personal Connections and Direct Lobbying
1 Personal Connections and Societal Capital
2 Appointing a New High Government in Brazil
3 Background Issues
 3.1 Peace Negotiations in Münster
 3.2 A Frisian Chamber in the WIC
4 Information Control
5 Personal Relations
6 Conclusion

6 The Last Hope, 1652–1654
1 The Second Battle of Guarapes
2 Why Was Brazil Lost?
3 The Delegates from Brazil
4 Requesting a Resolution from the States General
5 A Delegation to Friesland
 5.1 The Report from the Friesland Commission
6 Accelerating the Admiralties
7 Seizing Momentum
8 Planning for the Future
9 It Is All about the Money
 9.1 It Is about the People
10 The Loss of Brazil
11 Conclusion

7 Lobbying for Money in the Aftermath of Dutch Brazil
1 Return to the Republic
2 Claiming Wages
3 Travel Pennies
4 Shared Features
5 The Printed Petition from the Army
6 Conclusion

8 Making the Company Work

Appendix A – Free Trade Exports from Brazil in 1637
Manuscript Sources
Secondary Literature and Published Sources
Index


Notă biografică

Joris van den Tol (Ph.D., Leiden 2018) is a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Harvard’s History Department on a NWO Rubicon fellowship. He has published on petitions in relation to the colonies in Brazil, New Netherland, and Taiwan and on smuggling.