The Plantation Machine

The Plantation Machine

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Jamaica and Saint-Domingue were especially brutal but conspicuously successful eighteenth-century slave societies and imperial colonies. These plantation regimes were, to adopt a metaphor of the era, complex "machines," finely tuned over time by planters, merchants, and officials to become more efficient at exploiting their enslaved workers and serving their empires. Using a wide range of archival evidence, The Plantation Machine traces a critical half-century in… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (May 26, 2016)

Collection: The Early Modern Americas

Format: EPUB

Page count: 360 pages

File size: 16 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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