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Fifty years later : antislavery, capitalism and modernity in the Dutch orbit

Author: Gert Oostindie
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996, ©1995.
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The Dutch slave trade, slavery and abolitionism have long remained unduly neglected issues in the burgeoning international debate on capitalism, modernity, and antislavery. Fifty Years Later now offers a thorough and wide-ranging discussion of antislavery in the Netherlands and in the Dutch colonial world, and also provides a fresh contribution to the ongoing debate on the relationship between abolitionism and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fifty years later.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996, ©1995
(OCoLC)654659042
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gert Oostindie
ISBN: 0822939290 9780822939290 0822955873 9780822955870
OCLC Number: 34559975
Notes: "This book ... originated from a conference held at the KITLV/Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology on 15 October 1993"--Preface.
Originally published: Leiden : KITLV Press, 1995. (Caribbean series (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands)) ; 15).
Description: viii, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Explaining Dutch abolition / Gert Oostindie --
Long goodbye : Dutch capitalism and antislavery in comparative perspective / Seymour Drescher --
Dutch case of antislavery : Late abolitions and élitist abolitionism / Maarten Kuitenbrouwer --
Dutch antislavery attitudes in a decline-ridden society, 1750-1815 / Angelie Sens --
Economic explanation of the late abolition of slavery in Suriname / Edwin Horlings --
Suriname and the abolition of slavery / Alex van Stipriaan. Same old song? : perspectives on slavery and slaves in Suriname and Curac̦ao / Gert Oostindie --
Abolitionism, the Batavian Republic, the British, and the Cape Colony / Robert Ross --
Slavery and the Dutch in Southeast Asia / Gerrit J. Knaap --
Ideology of free labor and Dutch colonial policy, 1830-1870 / Pieter C. Emmer --
Emancipations in comparative perspective : a long and wide view / Stanley L. Engerman.
Other Titles: Antislavery, capitalism and modernity in the Dutch orbit
Responsibility: edited by Gert Oostindie.

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The Dutch slave trade, slavery and abolitionism have long remained unduly neglected issues in the burgeoning international debate on capitalism, modernity, and antislavery. Fifty Years Later now offers a thorough and wide-ranging discussion of antislavery in the Netherlands and in the Dutch colonial world, and also provides a fresh contribution to the ongoing debate on the relationship between abolitionism and economic, political, and cultural modernization in the Western world at large.

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