British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 8, 2004 - History - 356 pages
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Modern scholarship on the relationship between British capitalism and Caribbean slavery has been profoundly influenced by Eric Williams's 1944 classic, Capitalism and Slavery. The present volume represents the proceedings of a conference on Caribbean Slavery and British Capitalism convened in his honour in 1984, and includes essays on Dr Williams's scholarly work and influence. These essays, by thirteen scholars from the United States, England, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean, explore the relationship between Great Britain and her plantation slave colonies in the Caribbean.
 

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Contents

Slavery as an Economic Phenomenon
25
Caribbean Slavery and
51
Slavery and the Development of Industrial Capitalism
79
The Slave Trade Sugar and British Economic Growth
103
The Decline of the British West Indies
135
The Slave Labor
163
The Basis of Abolition and Emancipation
191
Capitalism Abolitionism and Hegemony
209
The Birth of
229
The Significance
259
Capitalism and Slavery
283
Cavin Wright
303
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