The Trade Makers

Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989

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Author: Peter N. Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786949172

Category: History

Page: 636

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This journal reprints the history of the Elder Dempster company by Peter N. Davies, from 1852-1972, originally published in 1973. It includes an additional chapter, also by Peter Davies, on the history of the company from 1973-1989, covering its decline and final years. The purpose is to describe and analyse the economic history of the Elder Dempster shipping company and its predecessors, plus an account of West African and British economic backgrounds. The journal is divided into five parts, each concerning a different era in the company's history. Part 1 covers the formation of the African Steam Ship Company (which would eventually merge and become Elder Dempster); Part 2 covers the expansion of Elder Dempster and the partnership with Alfred Lewis Jones; Part 3 explores major historical events and their impact on Elder Dempster, including the Great War, the transition from war to peace, and the end of the Royal Mail group; Part 4 concerns the establishment of Elder Dempster Lines Limited, the emergeance of successful rival companies, the Second World War and post-war reconstruction, and prediction for the company for the 1970s and beyond, as this part concluded the first edition of the history; Part 5 is a retrospective look at the 1970s and 1980s, and tracks the decline of Elder Dempster.

Communications in Africa, 1880–1939 (set)

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Author: David Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351112252

Category: History

Page: 2144

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This collection presents rare documents relating to the development of various forms of communication across Africa by the British, as part of their economic investment in Africa. Railways and waterways are examined.

Communications in Africa, 1880 - 1939

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Author: David Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351571427

Category: History

Page: 416

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This collection presents rare documents relating to the development of various forms of communication across Africa by the British, as part of their economic investment in Africa. Railways and waterways are examined.

Nigeria and the Death of Liberal England

Palm Nuts and Prime Ministers, 1914-1916

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Author: Peter J. Yearwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331990566X

Category: HISTORY

Page: N.A

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This book shows how a stormy parliamentary debate over the sale of German properties in Nigeria on 8 November 1916 began the process which brought down Asquith and made Lloyd George prime minister. The colonial secretary, Bonar Law, who was also leader of the Conservative Party, wanted neutral firms to bid. Usually presented as a policy imposed on him by doctrinaire Liberal free-traders, it was in fact that of the colonial government, which hoped that encouraging foreign competition would prevent the Nigerian export economy becoming controlled by a ring of mainly Liverpool firms. Seeing itself as the defender of Nigerian interests, the Colonial Office endorsed this. The large British companies got up an agitation, which was taken over by Sir Edward Carson, the one significant opposition politician, as part of his attack on supposed German influence in high places. Law counter-attacked by arguing that a supposedly patriotic cause masked the greed of an emergent cartel. He succeeded because smaller British and African firms, trying to break into the now profitable produce export trade, had already painted that picture. By defeating Carson in the debate, Law became again an effective party leader, who hoped to re-invigorate the coalition, but instead found himself working with Lloyd George to sideline Asquith. Based on underused sources, and overturning established interpretations, the book situates the debate within the context of the development of the Nigerian economy, the conflicts between the major firms, the role of oils and fats in wartime, and the emergence of Nigerian nationalism.

The Elder Dempster

Fleet History 1852-1985

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Author: James E. Cowden,John O. C. Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ocean liners

Page: 528

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The American Neptune

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

View: 7771

A quarterly journal of maritime history.

Sea Breezes

The Ship Lovers' Digest

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 6235

Liverpool Shipping

A Short History

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Author: George Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Liverpool (England)

Page: 256

View: 8311

Blue Funnel Line

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Author: Norman L. Middlemiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781871128215

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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