Date Thesis Awarded

4-2015

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

History

Advisor

Scott Reynolds Nelson

Committee Member

Nicholas S. Popper

Committee Member

Paul Mapp

Committee Member

Peter McHenry

Abstract

This thesis examines the organization of colonial plantations and Glasgow trading firms in the British Atlantic during the eighteenth century. A Smoking Structure explains the degree to which different structures allowed two firms to inhabit two distinct market niches and the costs and benefits of each for long run growth.

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