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Great Britain. Acts. An act for... erecting a corporation to carry on a trade to the South-Seas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08613 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Acts. Place Written: London Type: Pamphlet Date: 1711 Pagination: 42 p.

Summary of Content: Establishing the South Seas company. Overspeculation in the company's stock led to the "bubble" and the crash, when it came, saw the first modern depression. With exchange stamp of Harvard's Baker Library

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsBusiness and FinanceFinanceAustralia and Pacific IslandsCommerceMerchants and Trade

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