The rise and fall of the plantation complex : essays in Atlantic history

Curtin, Philip D

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  • Creator Philip D. Curtin
  • Format Books
  • Publication 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1998] ©1998
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • ISBNs 9780511819414, 0511819412, 0521620767, 9780521620765, 0521629438, 9780521629430
  • OCLC ocn558431611


  • Curtin approaches African slavery as part of a complex system of trading, slavery, and European socioeconomic control aimed at deriving profit from the rich lands of central and north America.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 1. The Mediterranean origins. --2. Sugar planting: from Cyprus to the Atllantic islands. --3. Africa and the slave trade. --4. Capitalism, feudalism, and sugar planting in Brazil. --5. Bureaucrats and free lances in Spanish America. --6. The sugar revolution and the settlement of the Caribbean. --7. Anarchy and imperial control. --8. Slave societies on the periphery. --9. The slave trade and the West African economy in the eighteenth century. --10. Atlantic commerce in the eighteenth century. --11. The democratic revolution in the Atlantic basin. --12. Revolution in the French Antilles. --13. Readjustments in the nineteenth century. --14. The end of slavery in the Americas
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