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Mr. Smith goes to China : three Scots in the making of Britain's global empire

Author: Jessica Hanser
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
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An illuminating account of global commerce in the eighteenth-century Indian Ocean world as seen through the lives of three Scottish traders This book delves into the lives of three Scottish private traders--George Smith of Bombay, George Smith of Canton, and George Smith of Madras--and uses them as lenses through which to explore the inner workings of Britain's imperial expansion and global network of trade,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hanser, Jessica.
Mr. Smith goes to China.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
(OCoLC)1055261132
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Hanser
ISBN: 9780300245073 0300245076
OCLC Number: 1107041924
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: George Smith timelines --
Introduction --
1. Tea and finance --
2. George Smith of Madras --
3. George Smith of Canton --
4. Financial crisis --
5. George Smith of Bombay and the Lady Hughes affair --
6. Mission to China --
Epilogue : The legacies of the three George Smiths --
Eighteenth-century currency equivalents.
Other Titles: Three Scots in the making of Britain's global empire
Responsibility: Jessica Hanser.
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