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East Meets West: John Paterson and the Politics of Improvement in Georgian London

Perry Gauci

in Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198802631
eISBN:
9780191840937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802631.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the debates surrounding the development of Blackfriars Bridge, the third major Thames crossing completed in 1769. Both physically and metaphorically situated at the meeting of ... More


Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914

Aaron D. Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book describes how, between 1865 and 1914, ten Natchez mercantile families emerged as leading purveyors in the wholesale plantation supply and cotton handling business, and soon became a ... More


Raskob Makes a Rich Life in Wilmington

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Raskob's life as a member a new cohort of professional men and women who began applying their professional skills to the social realm. John made himself a central player in the ... More


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