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The Royal African Company (Studies in American Negro Life, 24) by K. G. Davies - Paperback - First Paperback Edition - 1970 - from Books of the World and Biblio.com

The Royal African Company (Studies in American Negro Life, 24)

by K. G. Davies

Condition: Very Good


New York: Atheneum. Trade Paperback. First Atheneum Edition, 1970. Reprint of the 1957 edition published by Longmans, Green. Very Good. Text unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Shelfwear to cover. Black ink mark over price. Quarter-inch inch to top of front hinge. xii + 390 pages.

This book recounts the history of the Royal African Company and relates it to a number of wider themes: the evolution of credit and joint-stock organization in England, the broadening of British commericial interests in the seventeenth century, the rivalry of European nations for the trade of Africa, and the development of the English West Indian colonies. It also compares the merits of a large-scale monopolistic corporations with the competitive enterprise of small traders.



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