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The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History (Studies in Comparative World History)

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Over a period of several centuries, Europeans developed an intricate system of plantation agriculture overseas that was quite different from the agricultural system used at home. Though the plantation complex centered on the American tropics, its influence was much wider. Much more than an economic order for the Americas, the plantation complex had an important place in world history. These essays concentrate on the intercontinental impact.

Synopsis:

A new edition of Philip Curtin's classic work on the history of the plantations.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Beginnings: 1. The Mediterranean origins; 2. Sugar planting: from Cyprus to the Atlantic islands; 3. Africa and the slave trade; 4. Capitalism, feudalism, and sugar planting in Brazil; 5. Bureaucrats and freelances in Spanish America; Part II. Seventeenth-Century Transition: 6. The sugar revolution and the settlement of the Caribbean; 7. Anarchy and imperial control; 8. Slave societies on the periphery; Part III. Apogee and Revolution: 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; Part IV. Aftermath: 13. Readjustments in the nineteenth century; 14. The end of slavery in the Americas; Retrospect.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521620765
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Burke, Edmund, III
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Curtin, Philip
Author:
Adas, Michael
Author:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Burke III, Edmund
Author:
Edmund Burke III
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, United Kingdom :
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
America
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Slavery -- America -- History.
Subject:
America Social conditions.
Subject:
Plantation life -- America -- History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Studies in Comparative World History
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 half-tones 22 maps
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.69 in. 1.15 lbs.

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