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"Wealth and Disaster offers a rich and nuanced account of how fortunes were won and lost in the colonial Atlantic basin. Its account of intersecting logics of family, nationality, race, and class illustrate both the possibility and importance of greater conversations between economic sociology and economic history."

"This exemplary book's emphasis on kinship structures and their corresponding economic strategies sheds a light on the logic of immigration and return that is often absent in recent work on families of the Atlantic world. Force's intellectual subtlety and breadth, combined with the depth of archival work he has done, is impressive."

"A fascinating story of the pursuit of wealth in chaotic circumstances."

Wealth and Disaster
Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Publication Date: 15 Dec 2016
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 256 pages
Illustrations: 16 halftones
ISBN: 9781421421285