Gentlemen Capitalists

... wife performing the duties of Lady Mayoress , soirees on these occasions changed their tone - no wine , card - playing or dancing ( even for children's parties ) . A characteristic gathering was a fund - 124 Gentlemen Capitalists.

Author: Howard L. Malchow

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804718075

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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Gentlemen Capitalists

The period when the British were establishing political and commercial hegemony in Southeast Asia also saw the foundation of the present-day 'Asian tiger' economies. Webster traces the steps leading to the consolidation of British interest.

Author: Anthony Webster

Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127407208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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The period when the British were establishing political and commercial hegemony in Southeast Asia also saw the foundation of the present-day 'Asian tiger' economies. Webster traces the steps leading to the consolidation of British interest.

A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism

89. R. Graham, Britain and the Onset of Modernization in Brazil, 1850–1914 (Cambridge, 1968), 25. 90. Anthony Webster, Gentlemen Capitalists: British Imperialism in South East Asia, 1770–1890 (London, 1998), 213 (exports of ...

Author: Jairus Banaji

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781642592115

Category: History


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The rise of capitalism to global dominance is still largely associated – by both laypeople and Marxist historians – with the industrial capitalism that made its decisive breakthrough in 18th century Britain. Jairus Banaji’s new work reaches back centuries and traverses vast distances to argue that this leap was preceded by a long era of distinct “commercial capitalism”, which reorganised labor and production on a world scale to a degree hitherto rarely appreciated. Rather than a picture centred solely on Europe, we enter a diverse and vibrant world. Banaji reveals the cantons of Muslim merchants trading in Guangzhou since the eighth century, the 3,000 European traders recorded in Alexandria in 1216, the Genoese, Venetians and Spanish Jews battling for commercial dominance of Constantinople and later Istanbul. We are left with a rich and global portrait of a world constantly in motion, tied together and increasingly dominated by a pre-industrial capitalism. The rise of Europe to world domination, in this view, has nothing to do with any unique genius, but rather a distinct fusion of commercial capitalism with state power.

Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Imperialism

Thus, it must have paid at least some fraction of the empire component of the 'gentlemen capitalists' to lobby to keep the formal ties with the empire in place. However, even if we assume that they were responsible for all overseas ...

Author: Raymond E. Dumett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317881476

Category: History

Page: 248

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The publication by Longman of P J Cain and A.G. Hopkins two-volume study of "British Imperialism" (1688-1914; 1914-1994) caused a sensation amongst historians of European imperialism and economic international history. The theory of `gentlemanly capitalism' - the complex of economic, social and political power centring on the City of London - which they developed to explain Britain's imperial expansion has since been expanded , both in its original theory and its implications. Here now is a purpose-built volume prepared in collaboration with the original authors which reviews the latest state of scholarship in the field and develops it further.

Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism 1783 1914

A. Webster, Gentlemen Capitalists: British Imperialism in South East Asia 1770–1890 (London: I. B. Taurus, 1998), p. 240. M. R. Auslin, Negotiating with Imperialism: The Unequal Treaties and the Culture of Japanese Diplomacy (Cambridge, ...

Author: Ferry de Goey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317320975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The nineteenth century saw the expansion of Western influence across the globe. A consular presence in a new territory had numerous advantages for business and trade. Using specific case studies, de Goey demonstrates the key role played by consuls in the rise of the global economy.

Capitalism vs Collectivism The Colonial Era to 1945

This is how much the Southern white gentlemen capitalists care about white children whom they prate so much. Capitalism knows no color line. It will coin the blood, sweat and suffering of white women and white children or black women ...

Author: Marcus Pohlmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136726521

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Negotiating with Imperialism

See C. A. Bayly , The New Cambridge History of India , 2.1 : Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1988 ) , 5 . 30. Anthony Webster , Gentlemen Capitalists : British Imperialism ...

Author: Michael R. Auslin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674020316

Category: History

Page: 278

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Japan's modern international history began in 1858 with the signing of the 'unequal' commercial treaty with the US. Over the next 15 years, Japanese diplomacy was reshaped in response to the Western imperialist challenge. This book explains the emergence of modern Japan through early treaty relations.

Ages of American Capitalism

PREFACE COMMERCE T HE PROFIT MOTIVE HAS NEVER BEEN ENOUGH TO PROMPT long - term capitalist development . ... The project , carried out by imperial statesmen , pious Christians , aristocratic lords , and gentlemen capitalists — often in ...

Author: Jonathan Levy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812995022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

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A leading economic historian traces the evolution of American capitalism from the colonial era to the present—and argues that we’ve reached a turning point that will define the era ahead. “A monumental achievement, sure to become a classic.”—Zachary D. Carter, author of The Price of Peace In this ambitious single-volume history of the United States, economic historian Jonathan Levy reveals how capitalism in America has evolved through four distinct ages and how the country’s economic evolution is inseparable from the nature of American life itself. The Age of Commerce spans the colonial era through the outbreak of the Civil War, and the Age of Capital traces the lasting impact of the industrial revolution. The volatility of the Age of Capital ultimately led to the Great Depression, which sparked the Age of Control, during which the government took on a more active role in the economy, and finally, in the Age of Chaos, deregulation and the growth of the finance industry created a booming economy for some but also striking inequalities and a lack of oversight that led directly to the crash of 2008. In Ages of American Capitalism, Levy proves that capitalism in the United States has never been just one thing. Instead, it has morphed through the country’s history—and it’s likely changing again right now. “A stunning accomplishment . . . an indispensable guide to understanding American history—and what’s happening in today’s economy.”—Christian Science Monitor “The best one-volume history of American capitalism.”—Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton

Tin and Global Capitalism 1850 2000

W ebster, Anthony,Gentlemen Capitalists: British Imperialism in Southeast Asia1770–1890, London: Tauris, 1998. White, Nicholas J., Business, Government, and the End of Empire: Malaya, 1942–57, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Mats Ingulstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317816102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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For most of the twentieth century tin was fundamental for both warfare and welfare. The importance of tin is most powerfully represented by the tin can - an invention which created a revolution in food preservation and helped feed both the armies of the great powers and the masses of the new urban society. The trouble with tin was that economically viable deposits of the metal could only be found in a few regions of the world, predominantly in the southern hemisphere, while the main centers of consumption were in the industrialized north. The tin trade was therefore a highly politically charged economy in which states and private enterprise competed and cooperated to assert control over deposits, smelters and markets. Tin provides a particularly telling illustration of how the interactions of business and governments shape the evolution of the global economic trade; the tin industry has experienced extensive state intervention during times of war, encompasses intense competition and cartelization, and has seen industry centers both thrive and fail in the wake of decolonization. The history of the international tin industry reveals the complex interactions and interdependencies between local actors and international networks, decolonization and globalization, as well as government foreign policies and entrepreneurial tactics. By highlighting the global struggles for control and the constantly shifting economic, geographical and political constellations within one specific industry, this collection of essays brings the state back into business history, and the firm into the history of international relations.