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Slavery, the British Atlantic economy and the industrial revolution

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Modern economic growth first emerged in Britain about the time of the Industrial Revolution, with its cotton textile factories, urban industrialization and export orientated industrialization. A period of economic growth, industrial diversification and export orientation preceded the Industrial Revolution. This export orientation revolved around an Americanization of British trade for which the slave colonies of the Caribbean were central. The Eric Williams’ explored the extent to which th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Sub department:
Economics
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Oxford
Series:
Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History
Publication date:
2013-04-01
Paper number:
113
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1341579
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pubs:1341579
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2023-05-19

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