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Examining the lives of 460 of the wealthiest men who lived in colonial Maryland, Burnard traces the development of this elite from a hard-living, profit-driven merchant-planter class in the seventeenth century to a more genteel class of plantation owners in the eighteenth century. This study innovatively compares these men to their counterparts elsewhere in the British Empire, including absentee Caribbean landowners and East Indian nabobs, illustrating their place in the Atlantic economic network.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415931731
ISBN-10: 0415931738
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Trevor Burnard

Trevor Burnard is a Reader in Early American History at Brunel University in England.

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