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- DescriptionThis study brings to life the community of trans-Atlantic merchants who established strong ecomic, political and cultural ties between the United States and the city-republic of Bremen, Germany in the nineteenth century. Lars Maischak shows that the success of Bremen's merchants in helping make an industrial-capitalist world market created the conditions of their ultimate undoing: the new ecomy of industrial capitalism gave rise to democracy and the nation-state, undermining the political and ecomic power of this mercantile elite. Maischak argues that the experience of Bremen's merchants is representative of the transformation of the role of merchant capital in the first wave of globalization, with implications for our understanding of modern capitalism, in general.
- Author BiographyLars Maischak is a lecturer in the history department at California State University, Fresno. This study is based on Maischak's dissertation, for which the Friends of the German Historical Institute awarded him the Fritz Stern Prize for the best dissertation in the field of German-American History in 2006.
- Author(s)Lars Maischak
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication29/04/2013
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitlePublications of the German Historical Institute
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note7 b/w illus. 3 maps 14 tables
- Weight600 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
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