By Marian Mathison Desrosiers
He mixed enterprise acumen and a powerful paintings ethic with wisdom of the legislation and new applied sciences. via his maritime actions and actual property improvement, he used to be a rain-maker for artisans, staff and manufacturers, contributing to source of revenue possibilities for businesswomen, freemen and slaves.
Drawing on Banister’s meticulous daybooks, ledgers, letters and receipts, the writer analyzes his contribution to the industrial heritage of colonial the United States, highlighting the complexity of the trade of the era.
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