Odious Commerce by David R. Murray
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Odious Commerce
By David R. Murray

Odious Commerce

Britain, Spain and the Abolition of the Cuban Slave Trade

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Odious Commerce by David R. Murray

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The Atlantic slave trade brought to Cuba the African slaves who created the dramatic transformation of the island from a relative backwater of Spain's colonial empire in the mid-eighteenth century to the world's richest plantation colony one hundred years later. Britain played a vital role in this transformation. British slave traders were the chief suppliers of Cuba's slaves in the eighteenth century; in the nineteenth century Britain became the greatest threat to Cuba's prosperity when she attempted to make Spain follow her example and abolish the slave trade. Dr Murray's study, based on a thorough examination of British and Spanish records, reveals how important British influence was on the course of Cuban history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521524698
ISBN-10: 0521524695
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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