Slavery s Capitalism

Written By Sven Beckert
Slavery s Capitalism
  • Publsiher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 28 July 2016
  • ISBN : 0812293096
  • Pages : 416 pages
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Read or download book entitled Slavery s Capitalism written by Sven Beckert which was release on 28 July 2016, this book published by University of Pennsylvania Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: During the nineteenth century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War. According to editors Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, the issue is not whether slavery itself was or was not capitalist but, rather, the impossibility of understanding the nation's spectacular pattern of economic development without situating slavery front and center. American capitalism—renowned for its celebration of market competition, private property, and the self-made man—has its origins in an American slavery predicated on the abhorrent notion that human beings could be legally owned and compelled to work under force of violence. Drawing on the expertise of sixteen scholars who are at the forefront of rewriting the history of American economic development, Slavery's Capitalism identifies slavery as the primary force driving key innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, management, and political economy that are too often attributed to the so-called free market. Approaching the study of slavery as the originating catalyst for the Industrial Revolution and modern capitalism casts new light on American credit markets, practices of offshore investment, and understandings of human capital. Rather than seeing slavery as outside the institutional structures of capitalism, the essayists recover slavery's importance to the American economic past and prompt enduring questions about the relationship of market freedom to human freedom. Contributors: Edward E. Baptist, Sven Beckert, Daina Ramey Berry, Kathryn Boodry, Alfred L. Brophy, Stephen Chambers, Eric Kimball, John Majewski, Bonnie Martin, Seth Rockman, Daniel B. Rood, Caitlin Rosenthal, Joshua D. Rothman, Calvin Schermerhorn, Andrew Shankman, Craig Steven Wilder.

Slavery s Capitalism

Slavery s Capitalism
  • Author : Sven Beckert,Seth Rockman
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-28
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : During the nineteenth century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism ...

Capitalism and Slavery

Capitalism and Slavery
  • Author : Eric Williams
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2014-06-30
  • Total pages : 307
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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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 ...

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism 1815 1860

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism  1815 1860
  • Author : Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn,Calvin Schermerhorn
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : "Focuses on networks of people, information, conveyances, and other resources and technologies that moved slave-based products from suppliers to buyers and users." (page 3) The book examines the credit and financial systems that grew up around trade in slaves and products made by slaves....

Capitalism and Slavery

Capitalism and Slavery
  • Author : Eric Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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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 ...

Not Made by Slaves

Not Made by Slaves
  • Author : Bronwen Everill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Not Made by Slaves describes the efforts of early-nineteenth-century businesses to end plantation slavery by promoting commerce in "legitimate" goods. Exploring the work of activists and businesses, Bronwen Everill adds an important dimension to the history of capitalism and its development under slavery....

Capitalism And Slavery

Capitalism And Slavery
  • Author : Williams Eric
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and ...

Slavery and Historical Capitalism during the Nineteenth Century

Slavery and Historical Capitalism during the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Dale Tomich
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : This collection examines slavery and its relationship to international capital during the nineteenth century. With thematic chapters and case studies written by an international array of contributors, this volume analyzes the historiography of Atlantic slavery and investigates the slave economies of the US South, Cuba, and Brazil....

Slavery Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic Volume 1 Commerce and Compromise 1820 1850

Slavery  Capitalism  and Politics in the Antebellum Republic  Volume 1  Commerce and Compromise  1820 1850
  • Author : John Ashworth
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 520
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Publisher description for Slavery, capitalism, and politics in the antebellum Republic / John Ashworth...

Between Slavery and Capitalism

Between Slavery and Capitalism
  • Author : Martin Ruef
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : An in-depth examination of the economic and social transition from slavery to capitalism during Reconstruction At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. In Between Slavery and Capitalism, Martin Ruef examines how this institutional ...

Slavery Family and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic

Slavery  Family  and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic
  • Author : S. D. Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-20
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : From the mid-seventeenth century to the 1830s, successful gentry capitalists created an extensive business empire centered on slavery in the West Indies, but inter-linked with North America, Africa, and Europe. S. D. Smith examines the formation of this British Atlantic World from the perspective of Yorkshire aristocratic families who invested ...

Capitalism and Antislavery

Capitalism and Antislavery
  • Author : Seymour Drescher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : The age of British abolitionism came into consolidated strength in 1787-88 with the first mass campaign against the slave trade and ended just half a century later in 1838 with a mass petition movement against Negro Apprenticeship. Drescher focuses on this critical fifty-year period, when the people of the Empire effectively ...

The Haitian Revolution

The Haitian Revolution
  • Author : Eduardo Grüner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : It is impossible to understand capitalism without analyzing slavery, an institution that tied together three world regions: Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The exploitation of slave labor led to a form of proto-globalization in which violence was indispensable to the production of wealth. Slavery also gave rise to a culture ...

British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery

British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery
  • Author : Barbara Lewis Solow,Stanley L. Engerman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-08
  • Total pages : 345
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : The proceedings of a conference on Caribbean slavery and British capitalism are recorded in this volume. Convened in 1984, the conference considered the scholarship of Eric Williams & his legacy in this field of historical research....

The Half Has Never Been Told

The Half Has Never Been Told
  • Author : Edward E. Baptist
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Total pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American Historians Winner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution--the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in ...

The Slavery Capitalism Debate Global From Capitalism and Slavery to Slavery as Capitalism

The Slavery   Capitalism Debate Global  From  Capitalism and Slavery  to Slavery as Capitalism
  • Author : Stephan Conermann,Michael Zeuske
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-16
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Download or read online The Slavery Capitalism Debate Global From Capitalism and Slavery to Slavery as Capitalism written by Stephan Conermann,Michael Zeuske, published by which was released on 2021-04-16. Get The Slavery Capitalism Debate Global From Capitalism and Slavery to Slavery as Capitalism Books now! Available in PDF, ...