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Citizens of the World: London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community, 1735 1785
Citizens of the World examines the business and social strategies of the men who developed the British empire in the eighteenth century. This book focuses on 23 London merchants who traded with America in an age of imperial expansion. These associates started their careers as marginal people, sought and took advantage of opportunities around the world, and approached their ...more
Paperback, 504 pages
Published November 22nd 2005 by Cambridge University Press
(first published October 27th 1995)
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I really liked this book because it discusses eighteenth century Britain in the context of a handful of businessmen who rose from little to become very wealthy. Hancock uses a lot of facts and figures to support his story not to tell his story. Well written!