Mr. Smith Goes to China: Three Scots in the Making of Britain's Global Empire

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Mr. Smith Goes to China: Three Scots in the Making of Britain's Global Empire
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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, revealing how an unstable credit system and a financial crisis ultimately led to greater British intervention in India and China.

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9780300236088
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Hardcover
Publication Date: 
July 23, 2019