Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism, 1783-1914
The nineteenth century saw the expansion of Western influence across the globe. A consular presence in a new territory had numerous advantages for business and trade. Using specific case studies, de Goey demonstrates the key role played by consuls in the rise of the global economy. The study covers the Ottoman Empire, the Far East, North and South America, and sub-Saharan Africa. The careers of a number of consuls are also examined in detail, including Henry Salt and Roger Casement.
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