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The East India Company: A History From Beginning to End

Narrated by: John Riddle
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Categories: History, European
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Summary

Founded at the dawn of the 17th century as European nations were establishing global empires, the English East India Company would become a vital part of burgeoning British supremacy. Begun as a joint-stock company for trade with the East Indies, this organization would evolve into one of the world's first capitalistic corporations.

Inside you will hear about....

  • Founding of the East India Company
  • Struggling, Building, and Growing with Violence
  • The East India Company Enters the 18th Century
  • The British Government Steps In
  • China and the Opium Trade
  • The 19th Century and Growing British Involvement
  • The End of the East India Company

Over the course of their 250+ years, they've built a global trading empire, raised an army and waged war, and conquered vast territory, including the entire subcontinent of India. Without their involvement, the British presence in India would look very different in the historical record. Though the company was dissolved by 1874, their influence on world history cannot be overstated.

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  • Dave Rice
  • 25-03-19

Useful outline of East India Company History

This is a quick overview on the subject. The major points are covered, but lack of depth is a little unsatisfying.

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  • Amazon Customer nutbutter
  • 26-06-18

loved it

satisfied my curiosity about what this company stood for. Better ,honest information,than pirate movies lol