The British-Atlantic Trading Community, 1760-1810

Men, Women, and the Distribution of Goods
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 23. März 2006
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XIV, 290 Seiten
978-90-04-15018-8 (ISBN)
This book is aimed at academics and students studying Atlantic, economic, business, port or womens' history. It will also be of interest to anyone studying Liverpool and Philadelphia.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • 8
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  • 22 s/w Zeichnungen, 8 s/w Tabellen
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  • 22 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Tables, black and white
  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 163 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 658 gr
978-90-04-15018-8 (9789004150188)
9004150188 (9004150188)
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Sheryllynne Haggerty, Ph.D. (2002) in History, University of Liverpool, is Lecturer in Early Modern British History at the University of Nottingham. She has published on the trading communities and business culture of Liverpool and Philadelphia in the eighteenth century.
List of Maps, Figures and Tables

Introduction: Men and Women of the British-Atlantic Trading Community

1. Traders and the British-Atlantic Economy
2. What is a Trading Community?
3. The Trading Communities of Liverpool and Philadelphia
4. People, Trust and Information
5. Finance and Failure
6. Distributing the Goods of the Consumer Revolution
7. Risk and Risk Management

Conclusion: One Trading Community

Appendix A. The Trade Directories and the Database
Appendix B. Categories of Trader Included in Each Trading Sector

"This book's persistent attention to small traders is one of its great strengths (...) Haggerty's insistence that scholars look for connections rather than presume inferiority and isolation among lesser male and female traders should inspire other to tease patterns out of these same complexities and explore the larger implications for the Atlantic world." Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, William and Mary Quarterly
This book uses the case studies of Liverpool and Philadelphia to investigate the nature of the British-Atlantic trading community between 1760 and 1810. By using a wide definition of the term 'trader', this work stresses the role of lesser traders, including women, in the distribution of goods around the Atlantic. Through comparing and contrasting these trading communities, it highlights the different structures of the economies of these cities during this period of conflict and change. However, by using the concepts of networks of people, credit and goods, this book also demonstrates how a common business mentalité inextricably bound these trading communities together, even as Philadelphia struggled to free itself from the legacy of its colonial past.

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