This e-book makes use of the case reviews of Liverpool and Philadelphia to enquire the character of the British-Atlantic buying and selling neighborhood among 1760 and 1810. by utilizing a large definition of the time period 'trader', this paintings stresses the function of lesser investors, together with ladies, within the distribution of products round the Atlantic. via evaluating and contrasting those buying and selling groups, it highlights the several buildings of the economies of those towns in this interval of clash and alter. although, by utilizing the recommendations of networks of individuals, credits and items, this booklet additionally demonstrates how a standard enterprise mentalite inextricably certain those buying and selling groups jointly, at the same time Philadelphia struggled to loose itself from the legacy of its colonial earlier.
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