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The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex : Essays in Atlantic History - Philip D. Curtin

The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex

Essays in Atlantic History

By: Philip D. Curtin, Michael Adas (Adapted By), Edmund Burke (Adapted By)

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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.

'This study of the transfer of slave plantations from the eastern Mediterranean to the tropical New World demonstrates [Curtin's] insight into transregional patterns. The detail in his wide-ranging account is impressive, and it provides the reader with an informative overview.' David A. Chappell, Journal of World History 'Anyone interested in New World foundations should begin with this collection; even experts will find thought-provoking moments here.' Choice

Preface
Beginnings
The Mediterranean origins
Sugar planting: from Cyprus to the Atlantic islands
Africa and the slave trade
Capitalism, feudalism, and sugar planting in Brazil
Bureaucrats and freelances in Spanish America
Seventeenth-Century Transition
The sugar revolution and the settlement of the Caribbean
Anarchy and imperial control
Slave societies on the periphery
Apogee and Revolution
The slave trade and the West African economy in the eighteenth century
Atlantic commerce in the eighteenth century
The democratic revolution in the Atlantic basin
Revolution in the French Antilles
Aftermath
Readjustments in the nineteenth century
The end of slavery in the Americas
Retrospect
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ISBN: 9780521620765
ISBN-10: 0521620767
Series: Studies in Comparative World History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd December 2005
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised