By Elaine F. Crane
This paintings tells a narrative concerning the sea, an American colonial city, and the British. It relates how Newport's dependence at the Atlantic Ocean ruled approximately each element of its lifestyles. Newport discovered early from its watery atmosphere that its survival and prosperity have been inextricably associated with trade. depending on a thriving exchange, Newporters have been prepared to discover and blend of routes which steered a profitable go back in voyage and funding. Newport's single-minded dedication to trade produced a society within which humans have been additionally depending on one another. service provider and dockworker, sailmaker and rope-walk proprietor built symbiotic relationships due to their universal efforts to make sure the good fortune of every voyage. Dependency additionally prolonged to social networks the place the prosperous took accountability for different participants of the neighborhood. as a result of their dependence on unobstructed exchange, Newporters had avoided British customs for generations, utilizing tools which solid a few doubt on their dedication to the legislation. therefore, while it turned transparent in 1764 that Britain could visit nice lengths to implement new tasks, the level was once set for disagreement. finally, occasions outstripped the facility of Newport to chart its personal direction because the violence escalated. The Revolution in advance ended Newport's golden age and destroyed the city either bodily and spiritually. A established humans had received independence yet at a value just a couple of may well foresee.
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He implied that this was the sum total of rum distilled there, which was misleading to say the least since Newporters themselves were known to enjoy mugs of that beverage now and then. At the same time, Hopkins admitted that Rhode Island imported 14,000 hogsheads of molasses annually, only 2,500 of which came from the British islands. Since a measure of molasses yielded almost the same measure of rum, if Newport ships carried only 1,800 hogsheads of rum to Africa, that left over 12,000 hogsheads of molasses in Rhode Island.
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It was the profit from this triangular trade in particular which attracted attention in the pre-Revolutionary era. 28 This last point is extremely important because the merchants of Newport, in company with other New England traders, were finding it increasingly difficult in these years to pay for goods imported from England. Much to their delight, they found that profits from the slave trade could alleviate this problem. As one Newport correspondent explained in 1762: I know no other method you can take to do this, than that which is taken by most people who have remittance to make to London [,] that is by a Guinea Voyage That trade has been carried on from this Place with great success, and is still the only sure way of makeing remmittances.
A Dependent People: Newport, Rhode Island in the Revolutionary Era by Elaine F. Crane