Inter-Colonial Networks and Revolutionary Ferment in Eighteenth-Century Curaçao and Tierra Firme

@inproceedings{Rupert2014InterColonialNA,
  title={Inter-Colonial Networks and Revolutionary Ferment in Eighteenth-Century Curaçao and Tierra Firme},
  author={Linda M. Rupert},
  year={2014}
}
  • Linda M. Rupert
  • Published 2014
  • Geography
  • Ties between Curacao and Tierra Firme, most especially the area around Coro, had a much longer history, one which predated the Dutch and even the Spanish presence in the Caribbean, and which was integrally tied to the area's geography. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, once the island and the nearby mainland became part of separate colonial spheres denizens from across the socio-economic spectrum forged their own inter-colonial networks, especially via contraband trade. By… CONTINUE READING