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The Resource Econocide : British Slavery in the Era of Abolition, (electronic book)

Econocide : British Slavery in the Era of Abolition, (electronic book)

Label
Econocide : British Slavery in the Era of Abolition
Title
Econocide
Title remainder
British Slavery in the Era of Abolition
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this classic analysis and refutation of Eric Williams's 1944 thesis, Seymour Drescher argues that Britain's abolition of the slave trade in 1807 resulted not from the diminishing value of slavery for Great Britain but instead from the British public's mobilization against the slave trade, which forced London to commit what Drescher terms ""econocide."" This action, he argues, was detrimental to Britain's economic interests at a time when British slavery was actually at the height of its potential. Originally published in 1977, Drescher's work was instrumental in undermining the econ
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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Drescher, Seymour
Dewey number
  • 301.44/93/0941
  • 301.44930941
  • 326.80941
LC call number
HT1093 .D7 2010
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History
  • Slavery -- West Indies, British -- History
  • Slave-trade -- Great Britain -- History
  • Slave-trade -- West Indies, British -- History
Label
Econocide : British Slavery in the Era of Abolition, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Foreword; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; 1 The Decline Theory of Abolition; 2 The 1770s as the Pivot of British Slavery; 3 The Protected Economy Before the French Slave Revolution; 4 The Unprotected Economy Before the French Slave Revolution; 5 The Growth of Slavery in the Era of British Supremacy; 6 The New Frontier and Abolition; 7 Economic Conjuncture and Abolition Bills, 1791-1806; 8 The Market Mechanism and Abolition; 9 Abolition and the Decline of British Slavery, 1808-1814; 10 Beyond Economic Interest; List of Abbreviations
  • Appendix I. ChronologyAppendix II. Estimating the Sugar, Coffee, and Slave Trades; Appendix III. The Relative Strength of Suggested Motives in the Votes of 1806-1807; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
purchEBL605910
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (312 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780807899595
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Econocide : British Slavery in the Era of Abolition, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
  • Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Foreword; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; 1 The Decline Theory of Abolition; 2 The 1770s as the Pivot of British Slavery; 3 The Protected Economy Before the French Slave Revolution; 4 The Unprotected Economy Before the French Slave Revolution; 5 The Growth of Slavery in the Era of British Supremacy; 6 The New Frontier and Abolition; 7 Economic Conjuncture and Abolition Bills, 1791-1806; 8 The Market Mechanism and Abolition; 9 Abolition and the Decline of British Slavery, 1808-1814; 10 Beyond Economic Interest; List of Abbreviations
  • Appendix I. ChronologyAppendix II. Estimating the Sugar, Coffee, and Slave Trades; Appendix III. The Relative Strength of Suggested Motives in the Votes of 1806-1807; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
purchEBL605910
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (312 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780807899595
Specific material designation
remote

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