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 Slavery

Capitalism   Slavery
  • Author : Eric Eustace Williams
  • Publisher : Haworth Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Capitalism and Slavery...

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 : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-09-17
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : The present study is an attempt to place in historical perspective the relationship between early capitalism as exemplified by Great Britain, and the Negro slave trade, Negro slavery and the general colonial trade of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is strictly an economic study of the role of Negro ...

British Capitalism and British Slavery

British Capitalism and British Slavery
  • Author : Eric Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-08
  • Total pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Almost seventy years ago, historian and then Trinidadian Prime Minister Eric Williams published his classic Capitalism and Slavery (re-titled for this edition, "British Capitalism and British Slavery"). In the introduction to "British Capitalism and British Slavery," a title which more aptly captures Williams's work, historian Seymour Drescher notes, "If one ...

From Slavery to Agrarian Capitalism in the Cotton Plantation South

From Slavery to Agrarian Capitalism in the Cotton Plantation South
  • Author : Joseph P. Reidy
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2000-11-09
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Reidy has produced one of the most thoughtful treatments to date of a critical moment in southern history, placing the social transformation of the South in the context of 'the age of capital' and the changes in the markets, ideologies, etc. of the Atlantic world system. Better than anyone perhaps, ...

Slavery Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic Volume 2 The Coming of the Civil War 1850 1861

Slavery  Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic  Volume 2  The Coming of the Civil War  1850 1861
  • Author : John Ashworth
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 694
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : This book asks why the United States experienced a civil war in 1861 and analyses the descent into war in the final decade of peace. The book systematically surveys southern extremists, Republicans, Democrats, Whigs, temperance advocates and Know Nothings. It advances a new and unique explanation of the origins of the ...

Capitalism Slavery and Republican Values

Capitalism  Slavery  and Republican Values
  • Author : Allen Kaufman
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : In the troubled days before the American Civil War, both Northern protectionists and Southern free trade economists saw political economy as the key to understanding the natural laws on which every republican political order should be based. They believed that individual freedom was one such law of nature and that ...

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....

Ages of American Capitalism

Ages of American Capitalism
  • Author : Jonathan Levy
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Total pages : 928
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : A leading economic historian traces the evolution of American capitalism from the colonial era to the present—and argues that we’ve reached a turning point that will define the era ahead. “The best one-volume history of American capitalism . . . It is impossible to understand the United States without understanding its ...

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...

Slavery and the Rise of Capitalism

Slavery and the Rise of Capitalism
  • Author : J. E. Inikori
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 33
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Download or read online Slavery and the Rise of Capitalism written by J. E. Inikori, published by which was released on 1993. Get Slavery and the Rise of Capitalism Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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 ...

The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery

The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery
  • Author : Daniel Rood
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : 'The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery' explores how, in an age of industry and abolition, ambitious planters in the Upper US South, Cuba, and Brazil expanded slavery by collaborating with a transnational group of chemists, engineers, and other 'plantation experts' to assist them in adapting the technologies of the Industrial Revolution ...

Capitalism and Antislavery

Capitalism and Antislavery
  • Author : Seymour Drescher
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1987-01-23
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0812293096
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Summary : Three hundred years ago Britain was what she is again, a mid-sized island off the coast of Eurasia. Between then and now she became the centre of a world economy. And just midway upon this imperial passage the people of the Empire, free Britons and colonial slaves, secured the destruction ...