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The Bright-Meyler Papers: A Bristol-West India Connection, 1732-1837 - Records of Social and Economic History (New Series) Vol 40 (Hardback)
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The Bright-Meyler Papers: A Bristol-West India Connection, 1732-1837 - Records of Social and Economic History (New Series) Vol 40 (Hardback)

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Hardback 726 Pages / Published: 27/12/2007
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The documents collected here illuminate the conduct of British trade and investments in the Caribbean when slavery was at its height and Jamaica was the wealthiest territory in Britain's Atlantic empire. Pertaining to the commercial and plantation interests of two Bristol families connected through marriage and business, the documents include correspondence, wills and inventories, partnership agreements, insurance policies and property deeds. The introduction addresses issues of the slave trade and sugar cultivation, capital accumulation, the ways in which a West India fortune was created, the risk environment of the Caribbean, and social, economic and demographic conditions in eighteenth-century Bristol and Jamaica. A valuable source for historians of the Georgian period, this volume shows that British merchants connected with the West Indies were centrally concerned with improvement, independence, and social mobility.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780197264058
Number of pages: 726
Weight: 1303 g
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Kenneth Morgan should be congratulated for making available a rich and important set of documents. * Economic History Review *
A valuable source for historians of the Georgian period * Spartacus Review *
a well-produced and expertly-edited volume that should prove extremely valuable to scholars and postgraduates working on the Caribbean and wider Atlantic connections. * K. Mason, English Historical Review *

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