Competing visions of empire : labor, slavery, and the origins of the British Atlantic empire /

This title explores the connections between the origins of the English empire and unfree labour by exploring how England's imperial designs influenced contemporary politics and debates about labour, population, political economy, and overseas trade. It pays particular attention to how and why s...

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Main Author: Swingen, Abigail Leslie, (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
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505 0 |a Unfree labor and the origins of empire -- Commonwealth and protectorate imperialism: the Western Design and its consequences, 1654-1660 -- Restoration imperialism: the shaping of imperial administration, 1660-1671 -- Politicized empire: the crown, the African Company, and centralization, 1671-1678 -- Exclusion, the Tory ascendancy, and the English empire, 1678-1688 -- The 1690s: war, unfree labor, and empire -- The slave trade, the asiento, and the national interest, 1698-1718. 
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