British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965: A History by Robert E. Forrester PDF

By Robert E. Forrester

through the 19th century Britain’s maritime, advertisement and colonial pursuits all depended upon a standard and trustworthy move of seaborne details from all over the world. when the telegraph more and more got here to dominate long-distance verbal exchange, postal prone through sea performed an essential position within the community of data alternate, fairly to the extra far-off destinations. a lot value used to be positioned upon those prone via the British govt which supplied huge subsidies to a small variety of advertisement businesses to function them. Concentrating in the beginning at the mail carrier among Britain and South the USA, this publication explores the commercial and political involvement of, on the outset, The Royal Mail Steam Packet corporation (later, Royal Mail strains) from 1851 till 1874. (The Company’s West Indies prone have been backed from 1840 until eventually the early years of the twentieth century.) in addition to supplying a company historical past of the Royal Mail businesses the e-book finds a lot of the advance of Brazil and Argentina as buying and selling international locations and the various and sundry effects of protecting a long-distance mail carrier. more suitable send layout ended in higher vessels of larger shipment capacities, necessary to the expansion of the profitable, and hugely aggressive, import/export trades among Britain and Europe and South the US. the supply of elevated passenger providers contributed to the very enormous British monetary, advertisement and commercial pursuits in Latin the US good into the 20 th century. The ebook additionally addresses the foreign festival confronted by way of Royal Mail traces which mirrored Britain’s gradually diminishing dominance of world exchange and transport. In all this booklet has a lot to assert that would curiosity not just company historians yet all these looking a greater understating of Britain’s maritime and fiscal history.

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