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The House of Hancock

Business in Boston, 1724-1775

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674282582

Publication Date: 01/01/1945

321 pages

8 illustrations; 2 tables; 2 charts

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Here is a colorful account of the House of Hancock from its founding by Thomas Hancock in 1724 to its fall in 1775. William Baxter’s book unfolds the business methods of Thomas and John Hancock, uncovers the essentials of mercantile capitalism, exemplifies the business procedures of eighteenth-century Boston, in fact, reconstructs the whole business structure, including smuggling and privateering, of that period.

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