Flagships of Imperialism

Flagships of Imperialism

The P & O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

eBook - 2006
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Flagships of Imperialism is the first scholarly monograph on the history of the P & O shipping company, and the first history of P & O to pay due attention to the context of nineteenth century imperial politics which so significantly shaped the company's development. Based chiefly on unpublished material from the P & O archives and the National Archives, and on contemporary official publications, the book covers the crucial period from the company's origins to 1867. After presenting new findings about the company's origins in the Irish transport industry, the book charts the extension of the founders' interests from the Iberian peninsula to the Mediterranean, India, China and Australia.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9781847791450
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Sarah
Harcourt, Edward


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