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The New Middle Kingdom China and the Early American Romance of Free Trade

Author: Kendall A Johnson
Publisher: Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Press 2017
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- PROLOGUE -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE: Characterizing the American China Trader: The Global Geography of Opium Traffic in Josiah Quincy's The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw (1847) -- CHAPTER TWO: Captain Amasa Delano, China Trader: Slavery, Sealskins, and Herman Melville's Dollar Signs of the Canton Trade -- CHAPTER THREE: The Troubled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kendall A Johnson
ISBN: 9781421422527 1421422522 9781421422510 1421422514
OCLC Number: 1020708400
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (384 Seiten)

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Spanning a full century, from the post-Revolutionary War era to the Gilded Age, The New Middle Kingdom is a vivid look at the Far East through Western eyes, one that highlights the importance of  Read more...

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... Johnson chronicles a fascinating account of how the nation forged a new alliance with China in a triumphalist era to reposition the US as the world's new Middle Kingdom. Recommended. The New Read more...

 
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