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By Seymour Drescher

during this vintage research and refutation of Eric Williams's 1944 thesis, Seymour Drescher argues that Britain's abolition of the slave exchange in 1807 resulted no longer from the diminishing worth of slavery for nice Britain yet in its place from the British public's mobilization opposed to the slave alternate, which pressured London to dedicate what Drescher phrases "econocide." This motion, he argues, used to be hazardous to Britain's fiscal pursuits at a time whilst British slavery used to be really on the peak of its strength.

Originally released in 1977, Drescher's paintings used to be instrumental in undermining the industrial determinist interpretation of abolitionism that had ruled old discourse for many years following international conflict II. For this moment version, which incorporates a foreword through David Brion Davis, Drescher has written a brand new preface, reflecting at the historiography of the British slave exchange seeing that this book's unique publication.

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