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Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia)

Dunn, Richard S.

Editore: The University of North Carolina Press, 1972
ISBN 10: 0807811920 / ISBN 13: 9780807811924
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Titolo: Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter ...

Casa editrice: The University of North Carolina Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1972

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Riassunto: First published by UNC Press in 1972, Sugar and Slaves presents a vivid portrait of English life in the Caribbean more than three centuries ago. Using a host of contemporary primary sources, Richard Dunn traces the development of plantation slave society in the region. He examines sugar production techniques, the vicious character of the slave trade, the problems of adapting English ways to the tropics, and the appalling mortality rates for both blacks and whites that made these colonies the richest, but in human terms the least successful, in English America.

"A masterly analysis of the Caribbean plantation slave society, its lifestyles, ethnic relations, afflictions, and peculiarities."-- Journal of Modern History

"A remarkable account of the rise of the planter class in the West Indies. . . . Dunn's [work] is rich social history, based on factual data brought to life by his use of contemporary narrative accounts."-- New York Review of Books

"A study of major importance. . . . Dunn not only provides the most solid and precise account ever written of the social development of the British West Indies down to 1713, he also challenges some traditional historical cliches."-- American Historical Review

Descrizione del libro: "Dunn's work is a model of contemporary historical research. He writes with admirable clarity."-- London Financial Times

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