Singapore, the Straits Settlements & the politics of imperial commerce, 1819–1867

Webster, Tony (2019) Singapore, the Straits Settlements & the politics of imperial commerce, 1819–1867. In: Singapore – Two Hundred Years of the Lion City. Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia . Routledge, London, pp. 119-136. ISBN 9781138496828

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This chapter examines the evolution of the system of government of the Straits Settlements from the acquisition by the British of Singapore to the establishment of Crown Colony status. In particular, it explores the extent to which powerful commercial interests shared the system of government and the trajectory of development of Straits governance. It offers insights into how the dominance of commercial interests which were instrumental in the success of Singapore was established early in the colonial period.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T300 South Asian studies
T400 Other Asian studies
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
V900 Others in Historical and Philosophical studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 11:51
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 11:51

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