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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:   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: Introduction 1. 'A Large Capital and Great Arrangements': P&O to 1840 2. Full Steam Ahead: West and East of Suez, 1840-1845 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 Bibliography
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Freda Harcourt.
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