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trading companies       294941479

Scope note
Private companies engaged in trade, especially in the colonial period, and Chartered colonial companies, companies holding monopolies, concessions or privileges, such as the British South Africa Company (BSAC), the Royal African Company, the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) and the Imperial British East Africa Company.

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Chartered companies

Broader terms
private enterprises

Related terms
colonization
trading posts

Subject category
20.03 COLONIAL PERIOD



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