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Mr. Smith goes to China : three Scots in the making of Britain's global empire /
Jessica Hanser.
imprint
New Haven ; & London : Yale University Press, [2019]
description
xiii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0300236085, 9780300236088
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imprint
New Haven ; & London : Yale University Press, [2019]
isbn
0300236085
9780300236088
contents note
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.
abstract
"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, revealing how an unstable credit system and a financial crisis ultimately led to greater British intervention in India and China."--Back cover.
catalogue key
12854939
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-226) and index.

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