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profitability of slavery

Harold D. Woodman

profitability of slavery

a historical perennial.

by Harold D. Woodman

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill] in [Indianapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slavery -- United States,
  • Southern States -- Economic conditions

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesBobbs-Merrill reprint series in history -- H-341
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[303]-325 p. ;
    Number of Pages325
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18993379M

    Moreover, since the slave trade carried some 15 million people, touched four continents and lasted better than years, one can find anecdotes of just about every sort of event and attitude imaginable to illustrate it. Throughout this essay, the rise of slavery and the slave trade will be explained and slavery will be illustrated as the product of a domino effect. Slavery was a major institution in western antiquity. It made many Southern slave owners significant money in the antebellum decades of the 19th century, especially when they raised cotton on large plantations. Yet ''The Slave Trade'' is a curious book in the context of the last 20 years of academic study of the slave trade.

    Britain stood out for its strict enforcement of the abolition creating a permanent naval patrol off the West African coast to act against slave shipsand for its repeated diplomatic efforts to encourage the other major slave-trading powers to follow suit. For example, he states that overseas markets and slave-trading capital motivated the cost-reducing technologies that came to define the English Industrial Revolution. Slavery can be found in historical records dating back to even the earliest civilizations. The deaths of slaves in the Americas, and the low birth rate of slave communities, meant that a continual influx of new slaves from Africa was demanded by the plantation owners. The Decline of the Slave Trade In spite of this, during the nineteenth century, Britain was to play a leading role in the abolition of the slave trade. Without understanding the past, it is difficult to grapple with the present.

    It is estimated that, between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, over twelve million Africans were transported across the Atlantic, most of whom came from West Africa. Stephanie Camp, Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South explores the world of enslaved women, and, as the title suggests, focuses on their ability to resist the enormous oppression they lived under. Writing inPhillips hoped to provide an account of slavery based upon historical evidence and modern methods of research, rather than ideological motivations. Inhistorian Ulrich Phillips wrote a study based primarily on slave prices relative to cotton prices.


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Profitability of slavery book

Britain did not create the Atlantic slave trade, but there is no denying that it was heavily involved with the trade at its height during the eighteenth century.

Fage Where he is at his best, dealing with the European mercantile community and its supporters in government who made the trade possible, Thomas is very good indeed. In these years, well over one-and-a-half million slaves were carried to the British Caribbean and to British North America, out of a total of over six million captives brought to the Americas as a whole.

From the hold of a slave ship, the slave trade has a clear-cut set of victims, and of victimizers in the captains and owners of the ships. The end of the Atlantic slave trade was not the end of slavery itself.

Review of Capitalism and Slavery by Eric Williams

But as he presents this morally questionable group of people, Thomas avoids stereotypes, challenging us to understand why a business widely considered despicable lasted so long. Writing inPhillips hoped to provide an account of slavery based upon historical evidence and modern methods of research, rather than ideological motivations.

Historians find a similar theme in the American abolitionist narrative, where white northerners supported the ban on slavery not for humanitarian or egalitarian reasons, but because they knew that wage labor could not content with the profit margins of free, slave labor. Now, years after emancipation, it is high time to confront the legacy of slavery.

The impact of slave trading on Africa has also been a battleground among academics, and although Thomas does deal with Africa, he is less sure-handed here than in his coverage of the European end of the trade.

The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade

As for debt trap, my research into east indies sugar plantations has not shown this to be the case. It was can also be define as a great contribution to the United States. Outline in some detail the revisionist view.

For inspiration, Williams has cited, among others, the oeuvre of Lowell Ragatz, an influential American historian of the British Caribbean, as well as the work of Frank Pitman. This was done to make them cheerful and happy, Can we blame abolitionists for not toppling the economic infrastructure of imperial Britain any more than we can blame modern-day protesters for not redistributing the wealth of Wall Street?

As a foil, Williams has singled out the work of the British scholar of African history, Reginald Coupland. Many historians justify that the evolving of the industrial revolution was based on slavery and mainly the triangular trade.

The slave population in the Americas reached a staggering 33, innearly three million in and pecked at over six million in At the same time, the average New York price of upland cotton was 30 cents; however, in we see a significant difference in prices. Ultimately, their agitation, combined with the agitation of black slaves on plantations, was an important factor in articulating a new demand, both to the government and to posterity.

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The ports of Bristol, Liverpool and London drew great wealth from the trade, and the British public benefited from large quantities of cheap slave-produced imports.Dec 15,  · The profitability of slavery by Harold D. Woodman,Bobbs-Merrill edition, in English.

Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (November 4, – January 21, ) was an American historian who largely defined the field of the social and economic history of the antebellum American South and atlasbowling.comps concentrated on the large plantations that dominated the Southern economy, and he did not investigate the numerous small farmers who held few slaves.

At its very best, this is only true untilas only applicable to the tobacco trade prior to the American Revolution. It has no bearing on the profitability, or not, of cotton-growing slave plantations in the decades leading up to This much is clearly gleaned from the.

/ Thomas P. Govan -- The economics of slavery in the antebellium south / Alfred H. Conrad and John R. Meyer -- The economics of slavery in the antebellum south: a comment / Douglas F. Dowd -- The profitability and viability of plantation slavery in the United States / Yasukichi Yasuba -- The viability of slavery / Robert Evans, Jr.

Kara believes that “the most effective way to reduce aggregate demand is to attack the industry’s immense profitability by inverting its risk-reward economics, that is, by making the risk of operating a sex slave operation far more costly.” He recommends attacking profitability at slavery’s most vulnerable point: the place of consumption.

Aug 26,  · Somewhat typical in this distorted history was A Child’s History of North Carolina, circawhich also focused on slavery’s profitability and erased its violence. In this view, the Author: Cynthia Greenlee.