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Merchants & empire : trading in colonial New York

Author: Cathy D Matson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Series: Early America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Merchants & Empire Cathy Matson examines the attitudes and practices of New York's wholesale merchants, a group that operated beneath the gaze of imperial traders yet made up as much as 80 percent of the mercantile community. She finds them an interesting, if opportunistic, lot - quick to flout authority to their own advantage, but also willing to enjoy the benefits of British imperial protection when it suited  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matson, Cathy D., 1951-
Merchants & empire.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)654389027
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy D Matson
ISBN: 0801856027 9780801856020 0801872472 9780801872471
OCLC Number: 36457983
Description: x, 458 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Engagements with economic freedom --
Part II: Encounters with imperial maturity.
Series Title: Early America.
Other Titles: Merchants and empire
Responsibility: Cathy Matson.
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Indeed, middling or lesser merchants fashioned a plausible alternative to mercantilism, and contributed significantly to the challenges Americans offered to British rule in the final colonial years.  Read more...

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In this important new book, Cathy Matson breaks the mold by examining the entire New York merchant community across the entire colonial period. This inclusiveness yields good results; it provides a Read more...

 
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