11-20 The Opium War (chapter 11)

11-20 The Opium War (chapter 11) - Greg J. Gallagher 20...

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Greg J. Gallagher 20 November 2006 The Opium War 1839-1842 (Beg. Chapter 11) The Rise of the Opium Trade/Triangular Trade (recap) o European Nation-states in search of resources and cash o Growing tensions between Chinese and European traders The “ Lady Hughes British vessel that enters the port of Canton and they fired their cannons as a show of them arriving o They accidentally killed two people o Chinese wanted to kill person who fired cannon, and British agreed because otherwise Chinese would shut down port. The “ Emily Where American vessel someone drops clay pot overboard and accidentally kills Chinese women Chinese demand the life of the man who killed her otherwise they would stop trading with America o Mechanics of the Opium Trade It is illegal Britain = drug cartel Smuggling Opium clipper ships, “hulks” and “skiffs” o Took opium offshore to the hulk (used as an offshore warehouse) then the skiff’s (tiny boats) come to the hulk and buy the opium and bring it
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