Citizens of the World: London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community, 1735-1785

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 13, 1997 - Business & Economics - 477 pages
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 twenty-three 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 business and social lives with the improving ideals of the practical Enlightenment. This activity is placed in the context of the developing institutions of Britain's colonies in America and the social world of polite and industrious men and women at home.

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A terrific insight into life in the C18th from trade to banking to everyday apparal and household layout, furniture and utensils, it is all here. A very comprehensive history of the Parry family, their friends and associates and the world they lived in. Read full review

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