The Rise of Free Trade Imperialism: Classical Political Economy the Empire of Free Trade and Imperialism 1750-1850 - Bernard SemmelCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly scuffed. Top edge of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
2nd printing. [First Published: 1970]
From the cover: “The Rise of Free Trade Imperialism seeks to uncover some of the intellectual origins of the imperialism of the classic period, the sources from which later theories of imperialism were constructed, and the character of the ideology which underlay the dismantling of the old colonial system and the construction of the Victorian Pax Britannica.
The author discusses the development and diffusion of a number of the central arguments of the science of political economy, from the standpoint of a historian rather than an economist, which were crucial not only to the construction of theories of capitalist imperialism, but also served as a spur both to efforts at colonization, and to establishing a British Workshop of the World.”
Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 250 pages.