Mr. Smith Goes to China: Three Scots in the Making of Britain's Global Empire Jessica Hanser Author
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An illuminating account of global commerce in the eighteenth-century Indian Ocean world as seen through the lives of three Scottish traders   This book delves into the lives of three Scottish private traders—George Smith of Bombay, George Smith of Canton, and George Smith of Madras—and uses them as lenses through which to explore the inner workings of Britain’s imperial expansion and global network of trade, revealing how an unstable credit system and a financial crisis ultimately led to greater British intervention in India and China.


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