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Ryden, David
West Indian slavery and British abolition, 1783-1807 / David Beck Ryden
1st paperback ed
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HT1165 .R9 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slavery -- West Indies, British
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain
Physical Description xvii, 332 p. : ill., charts, facs. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-320) and index
Originally published in 2009
Contents Producing a peculiar commodity -- The Atlantic economy's political and economic power -- Jamaican planters and the London West India interest -- The production and distribution of Jamaican muscovado -- Duties, drawbacks, and the uncommitted mercantilists -- The management of slaves in Jamaica -- Abolition and colonial reform -- Anti-abolition and colonial rights: the defense of the slave trade -- The business paradox of rising productivity and collapsing profitability -- Rapid decline and abolition -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: estimated weights, measures, and prices -- Appendix B: population estimates revisited -- Bibliography -- Index

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