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The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica

Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus
Format
Book
Published
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Language
English
Series
The Early Modern Americas
Early Modern Americas
ISBN
9780812248296, 0812248295
Summary
Jamaica and Saint-Domingue were especially brutal but conspicuously successful eighteenth-century slave societies and imperial colonies. Using a wide range of archival evidence, The Plantation Machine traces a critical half-century in the development of the social, economic, and political frameworks that made these societies possible.
Contents
  • A comparative history of Jamaica and Saint-Domingue
  • The plantation world
  • Urban life
  • The Seven Years' War in the West Indies
  • Dangerous internal enemies
  • Racial reconfigurations before the American Revolution
  • The golden age of the plantocracy
  • The American Revolution in the Greater Antilles
  • Recovery and consolidation in the 1780s
  • The Ancien Régime in the Greater Antilles.
Description
350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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