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The Resource Capitalism & slavery, Eric Williams ; with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer

Capitalism & slavery, Eric Williams ; with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer

Label
Capitalism & slavery
Title
Capitalism & slavery
Statement of responsibility
Eric Williams ; with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerful ideas in Capitalism and Slavery, published in 1944. Years ahead of its time, his profound critique became the foundation for studies of imperialism and economic development. Binding an economic view of history with strong moral argument, Williams's study of the role of slavery in financing the Industrial Revolution refuted traditional ideas of economic and moral progress and firmly established the centrality of the African slave trade in European economic development. He also showed that mature industrial capitalism in turn helped destroy the slave system. Establishing the exploitation of commercial capitalism and its link to racial attitudes, Williams employed a historicist vision that set the tone for future studies. In a new introduction, Colin Palmer assesses the lasting impact of Williams's groundbreaking work and analyzes the heated scholarly debates it generated when it first appeared
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-1981
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Eric Eustace
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industries
  • Slave-trade
Label
Capitalism & slavery, Eric Williams ; with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1944
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The West India Interest
  • 5.
  • British Industry and the Triangular Trade
  • 6.
  • The American Revolution
  • 7.
  • The Development of British Capitalism, 1783-1833
  • 8.
  • The New Industrial Order
  • Introduction
  • 9.
  • British Capitalism and the West Indies
  • 10.
  • "The Commercial Part of the Nation" and Slavery
  • 11.
  • The "Saints" and Slavery
  • 12.
  • The Slaves and Slavery
  • 13.
  • Conclusion
  • Colin A. Palmer
  • 1.
  • The Origin of Negro Slavery
  • 2.
  • The Development of the Negro Slave Trade
  • 3.
  • British Commerce and the Triangular Trade
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 285 p
Isbn
9780807844885
Lccn
94008722 //r982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Capitalism & slavery, Eric Williams ; with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1944
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The West India Interest
  • 5.
  • British Industry and the Triangular Trade
  • 6.
  • The American Revolution
  • 7.
  • The Development of British Capitalism, 1783-1833
  • 8.
  • The New Industrial Order
  • Introduction
  • 9.
  • British Capitalism and the West Indies
  • 10.
  • "The Commercial Part of the Nation" and Slavery
  • 11.
  • The "Saints" and Slavery
  • 12.
  • The Slaves and Slavery
  • 13.
  • Conclusion
  • Colin A. Palmer
  • 1.
  • The Origin of Negro Slavery
  • 2.
  • The Development of the Negro Slave Trade
  • 3.
  • British Commerce and the Triangular Trade
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 285 p
Isbn
9780807844885
Lccn
94008722 //r982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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