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18th Century Land Grabbing
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Rush, hunting, treks, Kentucky, regain, Crawford, incumbent, global, Shawnee, apartheid, 1750s, defense, treaties, Spain, sugar, assets, possession, Fairfax, China, Khoikhoi, Southern, dispossessing, 40%
in 1767 a man named George Washington wrote a letter to William                 
"any person who neglects the present opportunity of                out good lands and in some measure marking them for his own, in order to keep others from settling them, will never              it"
capturing the mood of an era we might call The First Great Land         
people from around the world were turning frontiers into             
could be compared to the spread of the mulberry and rice frontier in           
land which had belonged to Indians was turned into            plantations
there were land rushes before, but from the middle of the 18th century, this land rush became             
effect frontier lands all around the world
it's boundaries were unclear as you pushed westward
it is now only about        of its original size
Virginia was an incubus for land hunters
this is how George Washington imagined himself
very important for global enterprise
               Proprietary company
hired George Washington and Daniel Boone (explored                 )
George Washington made his fortune by speculating in frontier lands
a process that would gather in earnest in the           
sparked wars with the                people's
1748 The Ohio Company
1750 map of America
New France
the English colonies
important shift
difference between colonialism and corporations
from empires of trade to empires of settlement
turning lands that belonged to villagers of                    populations into land that could be bought and sold
British North America was not the only place this was happening
South Africa
a destination for land hunters
1652 Dutch East Indian Company created its own colonies
first trading with the                  African native populations, e.g. the Khoikhoi
as Dutch settlers moved into South Africa, they began to press up into the lands of the native peoples
began creating their own armies and                units
protection units ended up not only protecting settlers but actively created property
not only defended pastoral lands
took the                  people and enslaved them
in seizing lands and                            peoples
raids into the hinterlands were called           
culminating in the creation of an                    state after the Second World War
New Zealand
Northern Mexico
now more than the mixing patterns that we saw in early empire endeavors
now we have land-grabbing and
a slow change from negotiating and diplomacy inside to outright seizure and dispossession of incumbent property
                 and laws began to favor this process of land-grabbing
Europe had turned the wheel from plunder to                     

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From the Great Land Grab department, via tonight's History of the World Since 1300 Class: "Any person who neglects the present opportunity of hunting out good lands and in some measure marking them for his own, in order to keep others from settling them, will never regain it. (George Washington, 1767)"
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1500-1700 Indian Ocean Trading system
Da Gama, Pepper and World History
Portuguese Indian Ocean Empire
16th Century Colonialism Fueling European Violence
Global Food: European Sugar, Caribbean Plantations, African Slaves
16th and 17th Century Merchant Trading Companies
17th Century Interdependence of Trade and Investment
Francis Drake and Mercantilist Wars
The Apex and Erosion of the Mughal Empire
The Treaty of Westphalia as the Hinge of Modern History
The Influence of Silver on the Ming Dynasty
Political Reverberations of Ming Consolidation
18th China Resurgent as Qing Dynasty
18th Century Tea Trade, Leisure Time, and the Spread of Knowledge
Cook and Clive: Discoverers, Collectors and Conquerors of the Enlightenment
Strains on the Universality of the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment, Empire, and Colonization: Burke vs. Hastings
Enlightenment or Empire
18th Century Land Grabbing
The Industrial Revolution and the Transition of Non-Renewable Energy
The Seven Years' War and Colonial Revolutions
Napoleon, Spain, the Colonies, and Imperial Crises
Human Rights and the Meaning of Membership within Societies
Napoleon, New Nations, and Total War
The Ottoman Empire's 19th Century Tanzimat Reform
The Early 19th Century Market Revolution
The Global Upheavals of the Mid-19th Century
The Train, the Rifle, and the Industrial Revolution
Transition in India: Last of the Mughals
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Its Ramifications
Darwin's Effect on 19th Century Ideas
Factors Which Led to the Solidifying of Nation States
1868 Japan: The Meiji Restoration
1871: Germany Becomes a Nation
North American Nation-Building
19th Century Changing Concepts of Labor
The Benefits of Comparative Advantage
Migration after the Age of Revolutions
Creating 19th Century Global Free Trade
The Expanding 19th Century Capitalist System
The Second Industrial Revolution
The Closing of the American Frontier
Africa's Second Imperial Wave
Early 20th Century American Imperialism
1894-1905: Japan's Imperial Wave in Asia
Rashid Rida and 19th Century Islamic Modernization
19th Century Pan-Islam and Zionism Movements
19th Century Global Export-Led Growth
Indian Wars and Mass Slaughter of Bison
The Suez Canal's Effect on the Malayan Tiger
1890-1914: Savage Wars of Peace
1900-1909: Russian and Turkish Dynasties
1899-1911 The End of the Qing Dynasty
The 1910 Mexican Revolution
The Panic of 1907
Turn-of-the-Century Civilization and its Discontents
20th Century Questioning of Reason
Late 19th Century Anxieties of Race
The First World War
The End of WWI and the Attempt at Global Peace
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919
The Wilson-Lenin Moment
1919 Self-Determination Movements in India
Post-WWI European Peace and Global Colonial Upheaval
1929 Economic Collapse
Changes in Capitalism between the Wars
1918-1945 Rethinking Economies