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Mercantile Association and Commercial Politics

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Previous studies of formal merchant organizations have highlighted the potential sophistication of the political machinery available to merchants, even though concentration on party affiliation has ... More


Boomtown: Tumult and Triumph in Gold Rush San Francisco

Fred Rosenbaum

in Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259133
eISBN:
9780520945029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259133.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

San Francisco came into being with the suddenness of an explosion. The discovery of gold in the Sierra foothills in 1848 triggered an influx to Northern California of a quarter of a million people, ... More


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