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The Rise of the Corporations *

C. A. Bayly

in Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion 1770-1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077466
eISBN:
9780199081110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077466.003.0018
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the rise of the corporations in India during the eighteenth century, focusing on the organisation and influence of the merchants. It reveals that ‘commercialisation’ actually ... More


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

Perry Gauci

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the political and social impact of the English overseas merchant during this key era of state development. Historians have increasingly recognized the significance of this period ... More


Merchant Life and Social Capital

Aaron D. Anderson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Natchez postwar merchants, transitional figures who in some respects were steeped in the older ways of merchant capitalism, yet constantly forced, or indeed motivated, to ... More


Business Culture and Chinese Traditions: Toward a Study of the Evolution of Merchant Culture in Chinese History

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178587
eISBN:
9780231542012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178587.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a study of the evolution of Chinese merchant culture from 221 B.C.E. to 1800 C.E. It demonstrates the importance of merchants and market economy throughout Chinese history, and also that by ... More


Explaining Kuwaiti Exceptionalism

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines how Kuwait came to have a powerful National Assembly when the other Gulf monarchies did not. It begins by discussing existing explanations of Kuwaiti exceptionalism and which ... More


A New Kind of Planter

Aaron D. Anderson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the economic relationships between Natchez merchants and area planters and small landowners. It illustrates the complex nature of the land dealings that members of the merchant ... More


Introduction A New Merchant System

Aaron D. Anderson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to explore how the postbellum merchant class used favorable laws and socioeconomic conditions largely to control the petty financing of ... More


Summary and Conclusion

Aaron D. Anderson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. The emergence of the postwar merchant class changed the face of the Natchez District. Using their position in the ... More


Reading and Investing in De Bow’s Ideas

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

De Bow’s Review attracted southerners with similar feelings about regional social and economic development. This chapter re-creates a sizable cohort of Review readers who subscribed to De Bow’s ... More


From World City to Pariah City? Liverpool and the Global Economy, 1850–20001

Stuart Wilks-Heeg

in Reinventing the City?: Liverpool in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237976
eISBN:
9781846313912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237976.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the decline of Liverpool from ‘world city’ to ‘pariah city’ during the course of the twentieth century. It begins with a brief discussion of the similarities between the ... More


Iceland

J. Th. Thór

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter offers a brief survey of Icelandic vessels in the Middle Ages and discusses Iceland’s commercial links with Europe before 1800. It focuses on the role and employment of Icelandic sailors ... More


Conclusion: Revolutionary Implications

Daniel J. Tortora

in Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621227
eISBN:
9781469623382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621227.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter discusses the historical implications linking the Cherokee Indians with the American Revolution. The lives of the Cherokee Indians, African American bondsmen, and white ... More


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