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The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation”

“I know not why we should blush to confess that molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence.”— John Adams[1] A one penny per... The post The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation” appeared first...

George Washington Dealmaker-in-Chief

George Washington Dealmaker-In-Chief: The Story of How the Father of Our Country Unleashed the Entrepreneurial Spirit in America by Cyrus A. Ansary (Lambert Publications,... The post George Washington Dealmaker-in-Chief appeared first on Journal of the...

How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution

The year 1780 ended badly, and the new year boded worse for America’s War of Independence. Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold’s treason and defection to... The post How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution...

The complete house-keeper, and professed cook

Author: Smith, Mary, of Newcastle. Title: The complete house-keeper, and professed cook : calculated for the greater ease and assistance of ladies, house-keepers, cooks, &c. &c. : containing upwards of seven hundred practical and approved...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Feb 2019

The Molasses Act: A Brief History

The Molasses Act of 1733 levied a duty of six pence per gallon on foreign molasses imported into British colonies in North America. The... The post The Molasses Act: A Brief History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All

When the Second Continental Congress met in June 1775, they were not prepared for what they found. Several months earlier on April 19 the... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All appeared first on Journal of the American...

Mining Liberty: Daniel Roberdeau’s Quest for Lead on the Pennsylvania Frontier

In the fall of 1777, the Continental Congress had reached one of its most desperate points of the American Revolution. In September of that... The post Mining Liberty: Daniel Roberdeau’s Quest for Lead on the Pennsylvania Frontier appeared first...

Adam Smith: poverty and famine

Adam Smith, drawing by John Kay, 1790. My Besterman lecture was a highly critical assessment of Adam Smith’s views on famine. In The Wealth of Nations (1776) Smith claims that in a free market economy famines will never occur. The famines that...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 26 Jun 2017

Account book recording personal expenditure and receipts

Manuscript account book in a single hand recording the personal expenditures of Lady Sophia Wodehouse between January 1798 and December 1816. The volume lists the payments that she received from her husband as well as a range of personal and household...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Apr 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nanke-ji at the Leeds Intercultural Festival

By Lucy Nordberg Last year I was fortunate to be involved in a fascinating project organised by the University of Leeds to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and the Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. A new stage production...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Apr 2017

The Dollar in Revolutionary America

“Pennies make dollars” is a phrase that has been around a long time and we all know what it means. But, how many pennies... The post The Dollar in Revolutionary America appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

What Do Bond Prices Tell Us about the Early Republic?

America’s early finances were, in a word, messy. The states took on enormous debt to fund the Revolutionary War while the national government chartered... The post What Do Bond Prices Tell Us about the Early Republic? appeared first on Journal of...

Best Books Read in 2015, Part Two

A few more non-fiction works:From Dom Bede Jarrett, a study of a Dominican saint and economics (S. Antonino and Medieval Economics): Although the book refers to the saint and Medieval Economics in the title, Jarrett dedicates one chapter out of ten to...

Another Dominican Master: St. Antonino of Florence

From Dom Bede Jarrett, O.P.'s 1914 monograph, S. Antonino and Medieval Economics: There is another shrine which the devout lover of S. Antonino finds perhaps more appropriate and more touching — his cell in S. Marco. Here within these walls, how...

Eighteenth-Century English Gardens and the Exchange with Europe

By Chelsea Clark The Sloane Correspondence is a rich source of information about gardening in the eighteenth century. The science of gardening at this time was a shared experience between friends and colleagues who traded specimens and cultivated their...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 27 Jul 2015

How was the Revolutionary War paid for?

It’s one thing to make speeches about declaring independence, or to assemble militias and discuss battle tactics against the enemy. It’s quite another thing to pay for it all. So how do you pay for a war that no one expected to last eight years? Great...

18th Century Economics: Morality and Perversity

Over 15 million people have viewed the info graphic by  Michael Norton and Dan Ariely, professors of the business schools of Harvard and Duke, titled Wealth Inequality in America.  If you’re not one of them.. here ’tis: If you’re...

Some rules and orders for the government of the house of an Earle

Author: Brathwaite, Richard, 1588?-1673. Title: Some rules and orders for the government of the house of an Earle / set down by Ri. Brathwait. Published: London : Printed for R. Triphook, Old Bond Street, by Benjamin Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Aug 2014

The trouble with money: crashes, recoinage and war in the Enlightenment

The problem of money has never been far from people’s minds. In the Enlightenment the issue took on new importance as a result of a series of famous crises. The best known are two runaway moments of financial speculation that ended in disaster, the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 15 May 2014

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