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

The relationship between slavery, colonialism, capital accumulation and economic development has long been an issue that has exercised political economists and economic historians, though it is perhaps fair to say that it tends to be neglected in standard university courses for undergraduates. Kenneth Morgan's booklet in the Cambridge New Studies in Economic and Social HistoryContinue reading “Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy, 1660-1800”

Questioning Slavery

James Walvin needs no introduction to students of slavery since, over the last thirty years, he has been one of the most prolific writers on the history of American slavery among the academic fraternity on both sides of the Atlantic. The great majority of Walvin’s writings on slavery have focussed on the institutions and culturesContinue reading “Questioning Slavery”