Sunday, December 12, 2004

Book on British Community in Bahia

British Merchants in Nineteenth-Century Brazil: business, culture and identity in Bahia, 1808-50
By Louise H. Guenther

"Entrepreneurial British merchant communities, such as the small, but influential community in Bahia, Brazil, laid the early foundations for today's globalized business environment. Remarkably, though, little is known about the actual social processes underlying these communities. In a wide-ranging examination of the activities, relationships and cultural perceptions of Bahia's British community, British Merchants in Nineteenth-Century Brazil extends well beyond the current boundaries of scholarship on nineteenth-century British influence in Latin America as well as making a significant contribution to the growing field of world business history."