Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy, 1660-1800
This book considers the impact of slavery and Atlantic trade on British economic development during the beginning of British industrialisation. Kenneth Morgan investigates five key areas within the topic that have been subject to historical debate: the profits of the slave trade; slavery, capital accumulation and British economic development; exports and transatlantic markets; the role of business institutions; and the contribution of Atlantic trade to the growth of British ports. This stimulating and accessible book provides essential reading for students of slavery and the slave trade, and British economic history.
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