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John Crawfurd's 1829 pamphlet on free trade and colonisation and his liberal campaign for British imperial reforms in India and Southwest Asia

Wong, Wilbert


The radical Scottish doctor, Orientalist, colonial administrator and lobbyist, John Crawfurd was a proponent for the creation of a utopian empire based on free trade. He worked for the British East India Company for more than twenty years and played a crucial part in the administration of the British Empire in nineteenth century Southeast Asia. Crawfurd's 1829 pamphlet was remarkable, if for no other reason than, as part of the anti-monopoly campaigns leading to the Charter Act of 1833, it...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.4324/9781315112688


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