Capitalism and Slavery

Williams, Eric
Publisher:  University of North Carolina Press
Date Written:  01/01/1944
Year Published:  1944  
Pages:  307pp   ISBN:  978-0807844885
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18559

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide.

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