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The Resource East India patronage and the British state : the Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century, George K. McGilvary

East India patronage and the British state : the Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century, George K. McGilvary

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East India patronage and the British state : the Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century
Title
East India patronage and the British state
Title remainder
the Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century
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George K. McGilvary
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Language
eng
Summary
The Act of Union in 1707 brought with it a new 'Great Britain'. How did the English bind the Scottish elites to the new British State, ensuring the stability of this new power in the face of possible Jacobite and international threat? From 1725 a patronage system existed in Britain enabling government ministries to use posts in the East India Company and its shipping to secure political majorities in Scotland and Westminster. Scots went to India as Company servants, ships' crews, soldiers and free-merchants, bringing back exceptional wealth to a land starved of money and providing for commercial and industrial advances throughout Great Britain. The importance of the system of patronage which enabled so many Scots to go to the East has not hitherto been recognised and cannot be overestimated. It bound the Scots with their English neighbours in business, political management and empire, with consequences going far beyond the eighteenth century--
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McGilvary, George K
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
International library of historical studies
Series volume
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East India Company
  • East India Company
  • Patronage, Political
  • India
  • Great Britain
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East India patronage and the British state : the Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century, George K. McGilvary
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [234]-263) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface - Drummond: Early Life 1675-1742 - Political and Electoral Realities 1707-74 - Company and Patronage Infrastructure 1720-74 - Drummond and Management 1720-42 - Drummond Network 1720-42 - Operating from Scotland 1742-61 - Government: Supply & Demand 1742-61 - Shipping Positions 1742-61 - Elections and Watersheds 1761-66 - Ministries: Company and Favours 1765-74 - Shipping Bounty 1765-74 - Patrons & Recipients 1760-74 - Military Recruitment 1720-80 - Capital Accumulation 1720-80 - Summary and Conclusions - Bibliography - Glossary - Index -
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FIEb17667100
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781845116613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 016727926
  • (OCoLC)176926058
Label
East India patronage and the British state : the Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century, George K. McGilvary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [234]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface - Drummond: Early Life 1675-1742 - Political and Electoral Realities 1707-74 - Company and Patronage Infrastructure 1720-74 - Drummond and Management 1720-42 - Drummond Network 1720-42 - Operating from Scotland 1742-61 - Government: Supply & Demand 1742-61 - Shipping Positions 1742-61 - Elections and Watersheds 1761-66 - Ministries: Company and Favours 1765-74 - Shipping Bounty 1765-74 - Patrons & Recipients 1760-74 - Military Recruitment 1720-80 - Capital Accumulation 1720-80 - Summary and Conclusions - Bibliography - Glossary - Index -
Control code
FIEb17667100
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781845116613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 016727926
  • (OCoLC)176926058

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