Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

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Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

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See our Remarkables Archive for some that are no longer in print, but which we are happy to try to track down. It may sound like a stretch to say that it's given me a new lens with which to view today's turbulent world. The author's namesake is some mover and shaker whether it be Government contracts to supply the redcoats battling George Washington with rum one of the much needed supplies or domestic political shenanigans battling Fox and co. This vivid tale of a single family, their lives and loves, set against a panoramic backdrop of war, politics and slavery, offers a uniquely intimate insight into one of the most disturbing chapters in Britain's colonial past. The main thread of the tale is excellent encompassing so much of major moments in history including William Wilberforce and his fellow anti-Slavery crusaders little by little eradicating it, doing deals with the remarkable Toussaint Louverture in Saint Domingue to the redevelopment of Newcastle and restoring Hadrians Wall all courtesy of the Atkinson family.

Dip Into NEW PAPERBACKS [jsb_filter_by_tags count="15" show_more="10" sort_by="total_products"/] A selection of recent paperbacks.This discovery set him on an all-consuming, highly emotional journey, ultimately taking him from the weather-beaten house of his Cumbrian ancestors to the ruins of their sugar estates in Jamaica. Unable to have a family of his own, he threw in his lot with the one he already had, and duly discovered a Dickensian array of characters: litigious eccentrics, bone-idle fops, dutiful husbands and angelic nieces, all enjoying the profits of slavery. A really interesting family history, such a wealth of sources and letters for the prominent members of the family in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract is an extraordinarily original and captivating work of detective biography. He is also the five-times great-uncle of the Richard Atkinson who produced this fascinating, exhaustive work of family history. He was such a dynamic personality, such an incurable optimist, and it seemed unthinkable that he would no longer be present in this story. Friends with the merchant banker Francis Baring and the prime minister Pitt the Younger, he negotiated his way around every drawing room, every boardroom, every battlefield and every bank.the subject matter is Georgian-era merchants (an ancestor of the author in particular), early merchant banks, the War of American Independence, slavery, trade, war with France, sugar, slavery, trade, abolition. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.



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