In Good Company: Re-evaluating the legacy of the East India Company

Between 1709 and the mid-19th century the East India Company helped expand international trade, nurtured the City of London and propelled the Industrial Revolution and British prosperity. Yet the Company has come to represent the exploitation and plunder of both the human and economic resources of the Indian subcontinent. Riddled with crony capitalism, the Company suffered an ignominious end, yet its legacy needs re-evaluating.

Read more: http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2014/09/good-company-re-evaluating-legacy-east-india-company

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