Genealogy Projects tagged with opium 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...

  • Baghdadi Trade Diaspora: Jews in Calcutta

    Who are the Baghdadi Jews? In the late 18th century, Jews from Arab countries and Iran arrived in India. Collectively they are called ‘Baghdadi Jews’. Most of the ‘Baghdadi’ Jews did arrive from Baghdad but there were among them Jews who arrived from Syria, Iran, Yemen and other places in Iraq. Sometimes these Jews are collectively called ‘Iraqi Jews’...

  • Baghdadi Trade Diaspora: Jews in Shanghai

    Under construction from From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo: A Century of Sephardi Jewish Life in Shanghai From Baghdad to Shanghai One of the most interesting chapters in Shanghai's history was the growth of a vibrant Jewish community, exiles who found refuge in the city from hardship, war and persecution. Baghdadi Jews came to Shanghai via India and first settled in the forei...

  • Baghdadi Trade Diaspora: Jews in Bombay

    This project is under construction. from Wikipedia: History of the Jews in India - Baghdadi Jews Despite the name, the Baghdadi Jews are not exclusively of Iraqi origin: many came from Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen as well. These Jews emigrated to India around 250 years ago and settled in the city of Surat and established Synagogue and Cemetery after they move to Bombay (Mumbai). ...

  • 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 ...