Managing The British Empire: The Crown Agents, 1833-1914 by David SunderlandManaging The British Empire: The Crown Agents, 1833-1914 by David Sunderland

Managing The British Empire: The Crown Agents, 1833-1914

byDavid Sunderland

Paperback | July 18, 2013

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The Crown Agents Office played a crucial role in colonial development. Acting in the United Kingdom as the commercial and financial agent for the crown colonies, the Agency supplied all non-locally manufactured stores required by colonial governments, issued their London loans, managed their UK investments, and supervised the construction of their railways, harbours and other public works. In this important book, the first in-depth investigation of the Agency, David Sunderland examines each of these services in turn, determining in each case whether the Crown Agents' performance benefited their clients, the UK economy or themselves. His book is thus both an account of a remarkable and unique organisation and a fascinating examination of the "nuts and bolts" of nineteenth-century development.
Title:Managing The British Empire: The Crown Agents, 1833-1914Format:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.77 inPublished:July 18, 2013Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843838419

ISBN - 13:9781843838418

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