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Merchant enterprise in Britain : from the Industrial Revolution to World War I

Author: Stanley D Chapman
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at how British merchants responded to the opportunities of the Industrial Revolution and the growing British Empire, this book concludes that industrial entrepreneurs contributed little to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley D Chapman
ISBN: 0521351782 9780521351782
OCLC Number: 23694086
Description: xvi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Abbreviations used in the footnotes; Introduction: approaches and concepts; Part I. The Setting: 1. The eighteenth-century structure of merchant enterprise; 2. The consequences of the Industrial Revolution and the French wars; Part II. New Streams of Enterprise: 3. Merchants in the Atlantic trade; 4. The agency houses: trade to India and the far East; 5. The international houses: the foreign contribution to British mercantile enterprise; 6. The home trade houses; Part III. Response to Instant Communication: 7. Problems of restructuring mercantile enterprise; 8. British-based investment groups before 1914; 9. Imperialism and British trade; Part IV. Conclusions: 10. Performance of british mercantile enterprise; Manuscript sources; Index of firms and people; Index of plates; Index of subjects.
Responsibility: Stanley Chapman.
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