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The British Textile Trade in South America in the Nineteenth Century

Leicester PhD graduate publishes landmark history book

This is the first work on British textile exports to South America during the nineteenth century. During this period, textiles ranked among the most important manufactures traded in the world market and Britain was the foremost producer. Thanks to new data, this book demonstrates that British exports to South America were transacted at very high rates during the first decades after independence. This development was due to improvements in the packing of textiles; decreasing costs of production and introduction of free trade in Britain; falling ocean freight rates, marine insurance and import duties in South America; dramatic improvements in communications; and the introduction of better port facilities. Manuel Llorca-JaƱa explores the marketing chain of textile exports to South America and sheds light on South Americans' consumer behaviour. This book contains the most comprehensive database on Anglo-South American trade during the nineteenth century and fills an important gap in the historiography.

Written by University of Leicester graduate Manuel Llorca, as his PhD thesis ( click here to learn more).

  • Title: The British Textile Trade in South America in the Nineteenth Century
  • Author: Manuel Llorca
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 31 May 2012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107021297
  • Pages: 248
  • Price: tbc

Click here for more information on the publisher's website.

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