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Author Murphy, Kevin C.

Title The American merchant experience in nineteenth-century Japan / Kevin C. Murphy
Published London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; From frenzy to insecurity: The contours of trade; Life on the edge: Treaty port society; Formal power, actual dependence: Consuls as intermediaries; Business by proxy: Bantos and compradores; The price of isolation: External pressures; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Summary Explores the interactions of 19th century American merchants with the Japanese in the treaty port system, how the Japanese leadership manipulated them, and how the merchants themselves defined the limitations of American business in Japan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Americans -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Corporations, American -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Merchants -- Japan.
Merchants -- United States.
Japan -- Commerce -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Commerce -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203644387 (electronic bk.)
9780203644386 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles American merchant experience in 19th century Japan