ISBN-10:
0807848778
ISBN-13:
9780807848777
Pub. Date:
05/31/2000
Publisher:
Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 / Edition 1

Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 / Edition 1

by Richard S. Dunn
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Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807848777
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 05/31/2000
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Edition description: 1
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 724,711
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard S. Dunn is director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gary B. Nash
Preface
Abbreviations
1. Beyond the Line
2. Barbados: The Rise of the Planter Class
3. Barbados: The Planters in Power
4. The Leeward Islands
5. Jamaica
6. Sugar
7. Slaves
8. Life in the Tropics
9. Death in the Tropics
10. The Legacy
Index

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A study of major importance: the first systematic and extended account of the emergence and character of an elite group for any of the English colonies during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. . . . Dunn not only provides the most solid and precise account ever written of the social development of the British West Indies down to 1713, he also challenges some traditional historical cliches.—Jack P. Greene, American Historical Review



A remarkable account of the rise of the planter class in the West Indies. . . . Dunn's is rich social history, based on factual data brought to life by his use of contemporary narrative accounts.—Willie Lee Rose, New York Review of Books



Dunn's work is a model of contemporary historical research. He writes with admirable clarity.—London Financial Times



A masterly analysis of the Caribbean plantation slave society, its lifestyles, ethnic relations, afflictions, and peculiarities.—Journal of Modern History



[This] elegantly written book is easily the finest on the subject and a major addition to colonial scholarship.—Journal of Economic History



Should be necessary reading for those concerned with slavery and slave societies, as well as colonial development in the Western Hemisphere in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Professor Dunn has written an excellent book: not only is it informative, it is also readable.—Business History Review



[Features] lively and well-informed discussions of the West Indian economy, society, culture, and political organization in the seventeenth century.—Elsa V. Goveia, William and Mary Quarterly

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