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Citizens of the world : London merchants and the integration of the British Atlantic community, 1735-1785

Author: David Hancock
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
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"Examines the business and social strategies of the men who developed the British empire in the eighteenth century, focusing on twenty-three London merchants." Primarily Augustus Boyd, Alexander Grant, John Sargent II, and Richard Oswald; and their associates Sir John Boyd, John Trevanion, William Wood, Alexander Anderson, John Anderson, Michael Herries, John Levett, John Mill, Robert Scott, George Aufrere, Thomas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Hancock
ISBN: 0521474302 9780521474306
OCLC Number: 31411928
Description: xxiii, 477 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The crucible of trade: A larger world --
Mercantile origins: 'passengers only' --
Part II. The management of trade: Managing from a 'Merchant's public counting house' --
Shipping and trading in an 'empire of the seas' --
Planting: 'a great fund of riches and of strength to Great Britain' --
Slaving: Bance Island's 'general rendezvous' --
Government contracting: 'a work of Hercules' --
Financing: 'turning the great wheel of unfathomable commerce round' --
Part III. Becoming a gentleman: The urge to improve --
The way to be rich and respectable --
Epilogue: mercantile legacies: 'industrious friends'.
Responsibility: David Hancock.
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"Examines the business and social strategies of the men who developed the British empire in the eighteenth century, focusing on twenty-three London merchants." Primarily Augustus Boyd, Alexander Grant, John Sargent II, and Richard Oswald; and their associates Sir John Boyd, John Trevanion, William Wood, Alexander Anderson, John Anderson, Michael Herries, John Levett, John Mill, Robert Scott, George Aufrere, Thomas Birch, Christopher Chambers, William Cooke, Samuel Gardiner, Robert Rolleston, John Sargent III, Richard Stratton, John Gardiner, and Alexander Johnston.--Back cover and p.11.

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