Barbaric Traffic: Commerce and Antislavery in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

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Studying the rhetoric of various antislavery genres, Gould exposes the close relation between antislavery writings and commercial capitalism. By distinguishing between good commerce, or the importing of commodities that refined manners, and bad commerce, like the slave trade, the literature offered both a critique and an outline of acceptable forms of commercial capitalism. A challenge to the premise that objections to the slave trade were rooted in modern laissez-faire capitalism, Gould's work revises--and expands--our ...

Barbaric Traffic: Commerce and Antislavery in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World 2003, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674011663

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