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With Prof. Joseph Sassoon discussing the rise and fall of the Sassoon family empire
We discussed the prigins of the Sassoon family, David Sassoon, David;s flight from Baghdad to India, Bombay and the start of an empire, an overview of the Opium trade, branching the family out and opening various offices, how each office operated indopeendely death of David and the split of the family between Abdallah and Elias, Abdallah's managing of the company and family, the move to London, Farha (Flora) and her management and subsequent resignation, the pushback to the Opium trade, the decline of the company, and more.
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