Merchant Kings

Merchant Kings

When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900

Book - 2009
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Tells the story of six larger than life men who between 1600 and 1900 founded the world's greatest monopoly trading corporations: Dutch East India Company; Dutch West India Company; English East India Company; Russian American Company; Hudson's Bay Company; British South Africa Company.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2009
ISBN: 9781553653424
Characteristics: 314 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm


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Dec 13, 2009

easy read and an interesting topic, when government charters gave monopoly control to quasi-corporations, the native population did not fare well and as usual a few rich people got much richer, and most of the merchant kings were flawed individuals (ego and greed were the basic requirements().

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