Lecture 2. Interdependency: Commerce and control

This second lecture considers global networks of commerce and control in the 19th century. An analysis of trade routes, import-export interdependency, slavery, penal systems, resource exchange between is contextualized within wider social and economic changes connected to the industrial revolution, the rise of capitalism and entities like the Dutch East India Company. This lecture also introduces the case study cities (Melbourne, Nairobi, and New Delhi from the British Empire; Hanoi, Tunis, and Algiers from the French Empire; Addis Ababa from the Italian Empire; and Semarang from the Dutch Empire) that constitute the full Module’s content. Contents: 1. Introduction: Interdependency 2. Chartered Companies and Treatises a. Dutch East India Company and the Oost-Indisch Huis b. British East India Company and the East India House c. Berlin Conference (Scramble for Africa) d. Treaty of Wichale e. Italian interests in Libya 3. Mercantilism and Trade Routes a. Semarang b. Algiers c. Tunis d. New Delhi e. Nairobi f. Melbourne g. Hanoi h. Addis Ababa 4. Commodities and Factories a. Jute and cotton, India b. Plantation economy, Indonesia c. Mining industry and infrastructure, Tunis d. Sunshine Harvester Factory, Australia e. Cigarettes, Indonesia f. Automobile repair, Asmara 5. Consumerism: Markets a. Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, 1868 b. Merkato District, Addis Ababa c. Đồng Xuân Market, Hanoi, 1889 6. Consumerism: Hotels a. Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, 1884 b. Metropole Hotel, Hanoi, 1901 c. Tunisia Palace Hotel, Tunis, 1903 d. CIAAO hotel chain, Ethiopia and Eritrea, 1935–41 e. Empress Taitu Grand Hotel, Addis Ababa, 1907 7. World Exhibitions a. Great Exhibition of 1851, London b. Melbourne International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1880 c. Delhi Arts Exhibition, New Delhi, 1902 d. E’42 and Addis Ababa plans, 1942 e. Hanoi Exhibition World Trade Fair, Hanoi, 1902 f. International Colonial Exposition, Paris, 1931 8. Conclusion


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