No. of Mentions: 7
Year of publication: 1944 (University of North Carolina Press)
Author Birthplace: Trinidad
Residence: UK; Trinidad
Summary: Williams’ groundbreaking work, ahead of its time, establishes a direct causal relationship between slavery and the advancement of Industrial Revolution, and by extension global capitalism. This has inspired and been the cornerstone of many further studies on racism, imperialism and post-colonial socio-economics.