TITLE

An Elite Revisited: Glasgow West India Merchants, 1783-1877

AUTHOR(S)
Cooke, Anthony
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of merchants from Glasgow, Scotland in the West Indies, including their origins, education, wealth family, wills, probate inventories and business networks, from 1783 to 1877. The relationship between wealth acquired by Scottish merchants in the Caribbean Region and economic development in Scotland is discussed. The social and economic conditions of Scottish businesspeople in the West Indies, including their community's social hierarchy and the impact of Great Britain's 1833 emancipation of slaves, are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
83183394

 

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