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Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics by Freda Harcourt,Sarah Palmer

By Freda Harcourt,Sarah Palmer

Flagships of Imperialism is the 1st scholarly monograph at the historical past of the P&O transport corporation, and the 1st background of P&O to pay due cognizance to the context of 19th century imperial politics which so considerably formed the company's improvement. established mainly on unpublished fabric from the P&O files and the nationwide records, and on modern professional courses, the e-book covers the an important interval from the company's origins to 1867. After offering new findings concerning the company's origins within the Irish shipping undefined, the ebook charts the extension of the founders' pursuits from the Iberian peninsula to the Mediterranean, India, China and Australia. In so doing it bargains with the advance of the required monetary infrastructure for P&O's operations; the founders' attitudes to technical advances; the shareholding base; the company's involvement within the opium exchange, and with its acquisition of mail, Admiralty and different govt contracts. It used to be the P&O's prestige as a central authority contractor which, certainly else, implicated its fortunes within the wider politics of empire, as illustrated through the book's concluding account of the company's rescue from the sting of a monetary precipice through the award of a brand new executive mail agreement brought on, between different issues, through the Abyssinian day trip of 1867.

Flagships of Imperialism can be of curiosity to move and corporate historians and to historians of the British empire alike, in addition to to somebody attracted to the heritage of British ships and delivery within the 19th century.

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