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6 - Steam and Opium

from Part I - 1838: The Year of Freedom

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 December 2020

Alan Lester
Affiliation:
University of Sussex
Kate Boehme
Affiliation:
University of Leicester
Peter Mitchell
Affiliation:
University of Sussex
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Summary

Steam power, railways and steamships; communications with India via Suez; the opium trade and Canton; the First Opium War.

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Ruling the World
Freedom, Civilisation and Liberalism in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire
, pp. 168 - 182
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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Further Reading

Chung, T., ‘The Britain-China-India Trade Triangle (1771–1840)’, Indian Economic History Review, XI, 1974, 426–7.Google Scholar
Lovell, J., The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China, Picador, 2011.Google Scholar
Mao, H., The Qing Empire and the Opium War: The Collapse of the Heavenly Dynasty, Cambridge University Press, 2005.Google Scholar
Richards, J. F., ‘The Indian Empire and Peasant Production of Opium in the Nineteenth Century’, Modem Asian Studies, 15, 1, 1981, 5982.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Semmel, B., The Rise of Free Trade Imperialism: Classical Political Economy the Empire of Free Trade and Imperialism, 1750–1850, Cambridge University Press, 1970.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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