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Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy, 1660–1800

Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy, 1660–1800

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Part of New Studies in Economic and Social History

  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521588140

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  • This book considers the impact of slavery and Atlantic trade on British economic development during the beginning of British industrialization. Kenneth Morgan investigates five key areas within the topic that have been subject to historical debate: the profits of the slave trade; slavery, capital accumulation and British economic development; exports and transatlantic markets; the role of business institutions; and the contribution of Atlantic trade to the growth of British ports. This stimulating and accessible book provides essential reading for students of slavery and the slave trade, and British economic history.

    • An up-to-date synthesis of work on slavery, Atlantic trade and the British economy
    • Contains the most recent sustained evaluation of Eric Williams' seminal book Capitalism and Slavery
    • Essential reading for courses on slavery and the slave trade and on British economic history
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Kenneth Morgan's Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy is a concise, readable summary of the debate about the significance of slave-based Atlantic trade to British economic growth in the eighteenth century. He has condensed some often complicated economic discussions into straightforward prose. The book is of value to upper-level students in Atlantic history and specialists in the field." International Journal of Maritime History

    " As a work in summary it is written with clarity and elegance that does not weaken the analytical integrity and their discursive context." Albion

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521588140
    • length: 136 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.18kg
    • contains: 3 maps 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The context
    2. The debates
    3. The profits of the slave trade
    4. Slavery, Atlantic trade and capital accumulation
    5. British exports and transatlantic markets
    6. Business institutions and the British economy
    7. Atlantic trade and British ports

  • Author

    Kenneth Morgan, Brunel University

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