West Indian Slavery and British Abolition, 1783-1807

West Indian Slavery and British Abolition, 1783-1807

by David Beck Ryden
     
 

This book examines the political and economic motivations behind the final decision to abolish the British slave trade.See more details below

Overview

This book examines the political and economic motivations behind the final decision to abolish the British slave trade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521486590
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Producing a peculiar commodity; 2. The Atlantic economy's political economic power; 3. Jamaican planters and the London West India interest; 4. The production and distribution of Jamaican muscovado; 5. Duties, drawbacks, and the uncommitted mercantilists; 6. The management of slaves in Jamaica; 7. Abolition and colonial reform; 8. Antiabolition and colonial rights: the defense of the slave trade; 9. A business paradox: rising productivity and collapsing profitability; 10. Rapid decline and abolition.

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