Capitalism and Slavery
Williams, EricPublisher: 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.