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Nathan Trotter

Philadelphia Merchant, 1787–1853

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674434240

Publication Date: 01/01/1955

276 pages

7 charts, 7 maps, 14 tables

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This prosperous Philadelphia merchant began his business as an importer of English goods—semi-manufactured metals, woolens, and leathers. When the competition of American manufacturers reduced Trotter’s profits he turned to metals. And when revolutionary changes took place in the production, transportation, and marketing of goods, this enterprising Quaker businessman turned to investing heavily in commercial paper which enabled him to enjoy profits without tying up his money for long periods of time.

But more than just a business history, the book is a story of Trotter the man and the Quaker, and of the Philadelphia in which he lived. With the help of numerous excerpts from Trotter’s journals and family letters as well as from business correspondence, the author succeeds admirably in bringing the period to life.

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