The Prince of Pirates:
Prince of Pirates: The Temenggongs and the Development of Johor and Singapore,
Carl A Trocki
New. At the time this book was originally published in 1979, it put forward a new theory about the early history of Singapore, i.e. Raffles didn't start from scratch. For at least a century before his arrival the Sultans of Johore and such of their brother sultans in the archipelago who could wriggle out of Dutch control, had been inviting Chinese capitalists and labourers into their domains to farm opium, gambier and pepper and develop business generally. The Johor sultanate was unique in that it recorded in some detail how these Chinese kongsis, or enterprises, operated. Trocki's work is based on research of these archives. 246 pages with the following chapters
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