Slavery in the Development of the Americas (Google eBook)

Front Cover
David Eltis, Frank D. Lewis, Kenneth L. Sokoloff
Cambridge University Press, Mar 29, 2004 - History - 372 pages
0 Reviews
Originally published in 2004, Slavery in the Development of the Americas brings together work from leading historians and economic historians of slavery. The essays cover various aspects of slavery and the role of slavery in the development of the southern United States, Brazil, Cuba, the French and Dutch Caribbean, and elsewhere in the Americas. Some essays explore the emergence of the slave system, and others provide important insights about the operation of specific slave economics. There are reviews of slave markets and prices, and discussions of the efficiency and distributional aspects of slavery. Perspectives are brought on the transition from slavery and subsequent adjustments, and the volume contains the work of prominent scholars, many of whom have been pioneers in the study of slavery in the Americas.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

White Atlantic? The Choice for African Slave Labor in the Plantation Americas
31
The Dutch and the Slave Americas
70
Mercantile Strategies Credit Networks and Labor Supply in the Colonial Chesapeake in TransAtlantic Perspective
89
African Slavery in the Production of Subsistence Crops the Case of Sao Paulo in the Nineteenth Century
120
The Transition from Slavery to Freedom through Manumission A LifeCycle Approach Applied to the United States and Guadeloupe
150
Prices of African Slaves Newly Arrived in the Americas 16731865 New Evidence on LongRun Trends and Regional Differentials
181
American Slave Markets During the 18505 Slave Price Rises in the United States Cuba and Brazil in Comparative Perspective
219
The Relative Efficiency of Free and Slave Agriculture in the Antebellum United States A Stochastic Production Frontier Approach
236
Wealth Accumulation in Virginia in the Century before the Civil War
261
The Poor Slaves in Early America
288
The NorthSouth Wage Gap before and after the Civil War
324
The Writings of Stanley L Engerman
353
Contributors
363
Index
365
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 19 - Philip Curtin, Steven Feierman, Leonard Thompson, and Jan Vansina, African History (Boston, 1978), pp. 156-71; Suzanne Miers and Igor Kopytoff, "African Slavery as an Institution in Marginality," in Miers and Kopytoff (eds.).

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information