By Trevor Burnard

studying the lives of 460 of the wealthiest males who lived in colonial Maryland, Burnard strains the improvement of this elite from a hard-living, profit-driven merchant-planter type within the 17th century to a extra genteel classification of plantation proprietors within the eighteenth century. This learn innovatively compares those males to their opposite numbers in other places within the British Empire, together with absentee Caribbean landowners and East Indian nabobs, illustrating their position within the Atlantic financial network.

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