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Author Curtin, Philip D.

Title The rise and fall of the plantation complex : essays in Atlantic history / Philip D. Curtin
Edition 2nd ed
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1998


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in comparative world history
Studies in comparative world history
Contents 1. The Mediterranean origins. --2. Sugar planting: from Cyprus to the Atllantic islands. --3. Africa and the slave trade. --4. Capitalism, feudalism, and sugar planting in Brazil. --5. Bureaucrats and free lances in Spanish America. --6. The sugar revolution and the settlement of the Caribbean. --7. Anarchy and imperial control. --8. Slave societies on the periphery. --9. The slave trade and the West African economy in the eighteenth century. --10. Atlantic commerce in the eighteenth century. --11. The democratic revolution in the Atlantic basin. --12. Revolution in the French Antilles. --13. Readjustments in the nineteenth century. --14. The end of slavery in the Americas
Summary Curtin approaches African slavery as part of a complex system of trading, slavery, and European socioeconomic control aimed at deriving profit from the rich lands of central and north America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Subject Slavery -- America -- History
Plantation life -- America -- History
Plantation life
Social conditions
Esclavage -- Aspect économique -- Amérique -- Histoire.
Traite des esclaves -- Histoire.
Plantations -- Histoire.
Canne à sucre -- Industrie et commerce -- Amérique -- Histoire.
Vie dans les plantations -- États-Unis.
Esclavage -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
SUBJECT America -- Social conditions.
Subject America
Atlantischer Raum
Amérique -- Conditions sociales.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97022511
ISBN 9780511819414