Citizens of the World

Citizens of the World PDF Author: David Hancock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629423
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 477

Book Description
Examines the business and social strategies of the men who developed the British empire in the eighteenth century.

Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britain PDF Author: Gordon E. Bannerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317314557
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
Investigates the contract sector of the British Army during the long eighteenth century. This book argues that this group of financiers, private merchants, businessmen and farmers represented a vital interest group which was at the nexus of the fiscal-military structure. It draws on papers from the War Office, the Treasury and the Audit Office.

A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise

A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise PDF Author: Thomas M. Doerflinger
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807839388
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 430

Book Description
A social, economic, and political study of Philadelphia merchants, this study presents both the spirit and statistics of merchant life. Doerflinger studies the Philadelphia merchant community from three perspectives: their commercial world, their confrontation with the Revolution and its aftermath, and their role in diversifying the local economy. The analysis of entrepreneurship dominates the study and challenges long-standing assumptions about American economic history.

Betting on Lives

Betting on Lives PDF Author: Geoffrey Clark
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719056758
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 266

Book Description
By examining the rise of life insurance institutions in 18th-century England, this book offers fresh insight into the history of a commercial society learning to apply speculative techniques to the management of risk.