Genealogy Projects tagged with China clipper on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Sellers & Sailors: The East India Companies

    Thank you to Geni for making us their Featured Project for July 11, 2011! From the 17th through 19th Centuries, thousands of European men set sail on behalf of joint-stock companies to reap the riches of the Indian subcontinent. Trading mainly in cotton, silk, indigo dye, saltpeter, tea, and opium, these companies became the original capitalist mega-corporations as each -- and its royal bac...

  • American Opium Merchants

    * Hon’ble John’s Band "When we sold the Heathen nations rum and opium in rolls, And the Missionaries went along to save their sinful souls." --The Old Clipper Days, Julian S. Cutler from The Boodle Boys RA Kris Millegan©2000 Many historians discount the American activity in the opium trade, generally concentrating on the British and their mercantilist trading ...