By S. D. Smith
From the mid-seventeenth century to the 1830s, profitable gentry capitalists created an intensive company empire situated on slavery within the West Indies, yet inter-linked with North the USA, Africa, and Europe. S. D. Smith examines the formation of this British Atlantic international from the viewpoint of Yorkshire aristocratic households who invested within the West Indies. on the center of the ebook lies a case research of the plantation-owning Lascelles and the industrial and cultural community they created with their affiliates. The Lascelles exhibited excessive degrees of industrial innovation and have been finished risk-takers, overcoming daunting stumbling blocks to make fortunes out of the hot international. Dr Smith exhibits how the family members raised themselves first to super-merchant prestige after which to aristocratic pre-eminence. He additionally explores the tragic effects for enslaved Africans with chapters dedicated to the slave populations and interracial family. This generally researched booklet sheds new gentle at the networks and the tradition of imperialism.
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