Building the Atlantic Empires: Unfree Labor and Imperial by John Donoghue (Hi, Evelyn P Jennings

By John Donoghue (Hi, Evelyn P Jennings

Building the Atlantic Empires explores the connection among nation recruitment of unfree hard work and capitalist and imperial improvement. members convey Western eu states as brokers of capitalist enlargement, implementing diversified types of bondage on employees for infrastructural, plantation, and army hard work. Extending the prolific literature on racial slavery, those essays support go beyond imperial, colonial, geographic, and historiographic limitations via comparative insights into a number of types and ideologies of unfree exertions as they developed over the process 4 centuries within the Dutch, French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese empires. The publication increases new questions for students looking connections among the historical past of servitude and slavery and the ways that capitalism and imperialism reworked the Atlantic international and past. members are: Pepijn Brandon, Rafael Chambouleyron, James Coltrain, John Donoghue, Karwan Fatah-Black, Elizabeth Heath, Evelyn P. Jennings, and Anna Suranyi. With a foreword via Peter manner.

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She shows that the political and economic transformations wrought by imperial warfare, capitalism, and growing resistance by laborers ultimately eroded both crown paternalism and any loyalty it had engendered by the nineteenth century. Rafael Chambouleyron’s essay on the Maranhão region of Brazil (ca. 1640– 1755) offers a case study of the complex interplay between an imperial state and private interests in a frontier area. In territory that was still largely in indig­ enous control, the Portuguese crown engaged in warfare with a “double dimen­ sion”: to bring native groups under crown control and to acquire slaves.

31, nos. 2–3 (2008): Part i, 91–247; Part ii, 254–437. Thirteen scholars contributed to this path-breaking forum. , The Economy of Early America: Historical Perspectives & New Directions (University Park, pa: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006); Walter Johnson, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Cambridge, ma: Harvard University Press, 1999); Alex Lichtenstein, Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South (London: Verso, 1996).

Introduction,” in “To Make America,” 14. 12 Jacobs, “Legal and Illegal Emigration,” 79. 13 Lockhart, Spanish Peru, 125 contends that an important characteristic of sixteenth-century Peru was that white Spaniards largely disappeared from the lower levels of the agricultural 30 Jennings Volunteering for military service in the Indies was another way for poorer white Spaniards to emigrate without contracting significant debt or labor obligations. This stream of emigration was more likely to attract the solitary migrant.

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