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Flagships of imperialism : the P & O Company and the politics of empire from its origins to 1867

Author: Freda Harcourt
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2006.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first scholarly monograph on the history of the P&O shipping company, which many would argue was the truly central and iconic shipping line of empire. It is also the first history of P&O to pay  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Freda Harcourt
ISBN: 9780719073939 0719073936
OCLC Number: 64555179
Description: ix, 245 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. 'A large capital and great arrangements': P & O to 1840 --
2. Full steam ahead: west and east of Suez, 1840-45 --
3. From India to China: P & O and the opium trade, 1845-57 --
4. Competition and the route to Australia, 1847-52 --
5. Views from the boardroom, 1840-55 --
6. Nuts, bolts, and money, 1843-65 --
7. Crisis and rescue, 1853-67 --
Afterword by Sarah Palmer.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Freda Harcourt.
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