0241548160
Paperback:Capitalism and slavery / Eric Williams.:2022:Third edition / with a new foreword by William A. Darity Jr. Paperback Capitalism and slavery / Eric Williams.
Capitalism and slavery / Eric Williams.
Author: Williams, Eric Eustace, 1911-1981,
Publication year: 2022
Format: Paperback
Edition: Third edition / with a new foreword by William A. Darity Jr.
Publisher: London : Penguin Classics,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241548165 (pbk.) :
Notes:
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 this text, originally published in 1944. Years ahead of its time, his profound critique became the foundation for studies of imperialism and economic development. Binding an economic view of history with strong moral argument, Williams's study of the role of slavery in financing the Industrial Revolution refuted traditional ideas of economic and moral progress and firmly established the centrality of the African slave trade in European economic development. He also showed that mature industrial capitalism in turn helped destroy the slave system.
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