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The Role of Institutions and Organization

Deepak Lal and H. Myint

in The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity and Growth: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294320
eISBN:
9780191596582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294328.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts to provide a framework for interpreting the longer‐run aspects of the different economic outcomes identified in the comparative developing country studies addressed in the book. ... More


The Plantation Economy

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the plantation economy of the West Indies colony, focusing on its sugar production, which dominated the Caribbean economy. In all the West Indian colonies, sugar was the ... More


Introduction: The Caribbean Spaces in Between

John M. Chenoweth, James A. Delle, and Lynsey A. Bates

in Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400035
eISBN:
9781683400264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400035.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The authors in this volume use innovative techniques and perspectives to reveal stories of spaces and times where the rules of the sugar lords did not always apply. Some of these “spaces in between” ... More


Sugar’s Legacies: Romance, Revolution, and Wageless Life in the Fiction of Edwidge Danticat and Rosario Ferré

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the collision of sugar economies, sex, and legal personhood in Kara Walker’s sculptural art installation A Subtlety, Edwidge Dan¬ticat’s short story “A Wall of Fire Rising,” and ... More


Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawaii

Carol A. MacLennan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839499
eISBN:
9780824871536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839499.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Although little remains of Hawaiʻi's plantation economy, the sugar industry's past dominance has created the Hawaiʻi we see today. Many of the most pressing and controversial issues—urban and resort ... More


‘Slaves of the Soil’: Caste and Agricultural Slavery in South India

in Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317583
eISBN:
9781846317255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317255.011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1811, nine children were found to be working at the Randaterra plantation set up by the East India Company in Anjarakandy, South India. The Anjarakandy episode has important implications for the ... More


The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town

Lesley Sharp

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080010
eISBN:
9780520918450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080010.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This finely drawn portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers, a group heretofore seen as having little power, and whom, the book ... More


Uprooting the Tree of Liberty?: Toussaint Louverture in Santo Domingo, 1801–1802

Graham T. Nessler

in Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626864
eISBN:
9781469626888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626864.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After taking control of the central state apparatus in Santo Domingo, Toussaint attempted to create a profitable plantation economy by imposing restrictive labor regimes on former slaves and offering ... More


American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934

Cesar J. Ayala

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807847886
eISBN:
9781469605050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867976_ayala
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Engaging conventional arguments that the persistence of plantations is the cause of economic underdevelopment in the Caribbean, this book focuses on the discontinuities in the development of ... More


Jealous Women in the Cane

Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington

in Empirical Futures: Anthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833452
eISBN:
9781469604558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895344_baca.10
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the modernist story Mintz tells about the Caribbean, which encompasses 400 years and links hemispheres, classes, and practices of consumption in important relationships of ... More


. American Slave Trade, American Free Trade: Climax of the Intercolonial Slave Trade, CA. 1750–1807

Gregory E. O’Malley

in Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619–1807

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469615349
eISBN:
9781469615554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469615349.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the expansion of intercolonial slave trade alongside slave trade and free trade in America, ca. 1750–1807. It begins with a discussion of the Middle Passage from 1751 to 1800, ... More


The Atlantic Crucible

Audra A. Diptee

in From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034829
eISBN:
9780813038414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034829.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The history of the Atlantic slave trade is a history of human encounters. Relationships between blacks and whites under slavery may have been defined by “race” and “power,” but it was also defined by ... More


Toxic Debt, Liar Loans, Collateralized and Securitized Human Beings, and the Panic of 1873

Edward E. Baptist

in Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451091
eISBN:
9780226977997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226977997.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how slaves, as a highly instrumental financial asset, were systematically collateralized in order to raise the operating funds and long-term credit that enable their masters to ... More


Memphis before World War II: Migrants, Mushroom Strikes, and the Reign of Terror

Laurie B. Green

in Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the political situation in Memphis prior to World War II, focusing on the “reign of terror” launched by the political machine of Edward Hull Crump, who served as city mayor from ... More


After the War

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg’s troubled Civil War career foreshadowed a troubled post-war life. He and Elise had lost their profitable sugar plantation and more than 100 slaves in Louisiana, confiscated by the Federals. ... More


Introduction: Locating Indian Slaveries

in Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317583
eISBN:
9781846317255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317255.008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This section explores domestic slavery, the slave trade, the trafficking of women and children, and agricultural and caste-based slavery in colonial India. It discusses north Indian debates about ... More


Introduction

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book tells the story of hundreds of thousands of African Americans who, following their emancipation from slavery during and after the Civil War, encountered sickness, disease, suffering, and ... More


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