'Render them absolutely subservient': the political economy of Malachy Postlethwayt’s metropolism
Lymath, Dean (2013) 'Render them absolutely subservient': the political economy of Malachy Postlethwayt’s metropolism. MA(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.
The eighteenth-century English writer Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767) served as an advisor to multiple Prime Ministers and leading politicians. He also assisted the Royal African Company in its twilight years. During his political career he wrote several publications discussing topics that ranged from the slave trade to Britain’s system of commerce. Despite this his publications on the political economy have been hitherto-unstudied. In this research his major publications; the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce and Britain’s Commercial Interest, will be given their deserved attention, in addition to his other published pamphlets and private correspondence. These works will be analysed, evaluated and categorised under the new conceptualisation 'metropolism'.
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