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Slavery in the Development of the Americas - David Eltis

Slavery in the Development of the Americas

By: David Eltis (Editor), Frank D. Lewis (Editor), Kenneth L. Sokoloff (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th December 2010
ISBN: 9780521172677
Number Of Pages: 384

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Slavery in the Development of the Americas brings together work from leading historians and economic historians of slavery. The essays cover various aspects of slavery and the role of slavery in the development of the southern United States, Brazil, Cuba, the French and Dutch Caribbean, and elsewhere in the Americas. Some essays explore the emergence of the slave system, and others provide important insights about the operation of specific slave economics. There are reviews of slave markets and prices, and discussions of the efficiency and distributional aspects of slavery. Perspectives are brought on the transition from slavery and subsequent adjustments, and the volume contains the work of prominent scholars, many of whom have been pioneers in the study of slavery in the Americas.

Review of the hardback: 'This extensive review of slavery on the continent of America is one of those rare books that comes under the heading of 'essential reading' on the subject of enslavement in the Americas ... As one might imagine, some papers are difficult to those innocent of the skills of mathematical analysis. Nonetheless, this book is of such importance an effort in that direction pays off handsomely.' Open History
"...provide[s] important insights..." Black Issues in Higher Education
"...the extended editorial introduction is itself a substantive contribution to the slavery debates. In summarizing the essays and setting the historiographical context, the editors advance a number of provoctive assertions..." EH.NET, Gavin Wright, Stanford University
"The volume is particularly strong in its comparative essays." - Robert J. Cottrol, George Washington University

Establishing the System
White Atlantic? The choice for African slave labor in the plantation Americas
The Dutch and the slave Americas
Patterns of Slave Use
Mercantile strategies, credit networks, and labor supply in the colonial Chesapeake in trans-Atlantic perspective
African slavery in the production of subsistence crops, the case of SĂșo Paulo in the nineteenth century Fransisco
The transition from slavery to freedom through manumission: a life-cycle approach applied to the United States and Guadeloupe
Productivity Change and Its Implications
Prices of African slaves newly arrived in the Americas, 1673-1865: new evidence on long-run trends and regional differentials
American slave markets during the 1850s: slave price rises in the US, Cuba, and Brazil in comparative perspective
The relative efficiency of free and slave agriculture in the antebellum United States: a stochastic production frontier approach
Implications for Distribution and Growth
Slavery and economic growth in Virginia, 1760-1860: a view from probate records
The poor: slaves in early America
The North-South wage gap, before and after the Civil War Robert A. Margo
The writings of Stanley
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ISBN: 9780521172677
ISBN-10: 0521172675
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 16th December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.56