Bocas Lit Fest

Capitalism and Slavery

Country of Authorship: Trinidad & Tobago
Author: Eric Williams
Genre: Non-fiction

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

Publication Year: 1994

Synopsis

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.

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