The India-China Opium Trade in the Nineteenth Century

The India-China Opium Trade in the Nineteenth Century
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Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 236
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ISBN-10 : 0786407158
ISBN-13 : 9780786407156
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Book Synopsis The India-China Opium Trade in the Nineteenth Century by : Hunt Janin

Download or read book The India-China Opium Trade in the Nineteenth Century written by Hunt Janin and published by McFarland. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From 1823 to 1860 a fleet of small, fast brigs and schooners carried chests of opium from India to China, often facing the challenges of pirates and typhoons along the way. This shadowy trade, conducted by American, British, and Indian firms, thrived despite its moral and legal consequences. Drawing largely on primary sources, the story of the opium trade comes through in the voices of those who saw it firsthand. Appendices describe a favorite shipboard recipe, two of the ships involved in the trade and their crews, excerpts from accounts of the Opium War, and language equivalents for proper and place names. A bibliography is included, and maps and photographs help illumine this important and unusual period of history.


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