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British capitalism and Caribbean slavery : the legacy of Eric Williams

Author: Barbara L Solow; Stanley L Engerman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Studies in interdisciplinary history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays explore the relationship between Great Britain and her plantation slave colonies in the Caribbean.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Named Person: Eric Eustace Williams; Eric Eustace Williams; Eric Williams
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara L Solow; Stanley L Engerman
ISBN: 0521533201 9780521533201
OCLC Number: 53962870
Notes: "Papers originally presented at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center at Bellagio, Italy, on May 21-25, 1984"--Page [ix].
Originally published: 1987.
Description: x, 345 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. British capitalism and Caribbean slavery: the legacy of Eric Williams: an introduction Barbara L. Solow and Stanley L. Engerman; Part I. Slavery as an Economic Phenomenon: 2. Race and slavery: considerations on the Williams Thesis William A. Green; Part II. Caribbean Slavery and the Industrial Revolution: 3. Capitalism and slavery in the exceedingly long run Barbara L. Solow; 4. Slavery and the development of industrial capitalism in England Joseph E. Inikori; 5. The slave trade, sugar, and British economic growth, 1748-1776 David Richardson; Part III. The Decline of the British West Indies: 6. The American Revolution and the British West Indies' economy Selwyn H. H. Carrington; 7. 'Dreadful Idlers' in the cane fields: the slave labor pattern on a Jamaican sugar estate, 1762-1831 Richard S. Dunn; Part IV. The Basis of Abolition and Emancipation: 8. Paradigms tossed: capitalism and the political sources of abolition Seymour Drescher; 9. Capitalism, abolitionism, and hegemony David Brion Davis; 10. Eric Williams and abolition: the birth of a new orthodoxy Howard Temperley; 11. What and who to whom and what: the significance of slave resistance Michael Craton; Part V. Capitalism and Slavery in Historical Perspective: 12. Capitalism and slavery on the Islands: a lesson from the mainland Gavin Wright; 13. 'The Williams Effect': Eric Williams's Capitalism and Slavery and the growth of West Indian political economy Hilary McD. Beckles; 14. Eric Williams and Capitalism and Slavery: a biographical and historiographical essay Richard B. Sheridan.
Series Title: Studies in interdisciplinary history.
Responsibility: [edited by] Barbara L. Solow, Stanley L. Engerman.

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