The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History (Studies in Comparative World History)

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  • Publish Date: 1998-02-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Philip D. Curtin

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Over a period of several centuries, Europeans developed an intricate system of plantation agriculture overseas that was quite different from the agricultural system used at home. Though the plantation complex centered on the American tropics, its influence was much wider. Much more than an economic order for the Americas, the plantation complex had an important place in world history. These essays concentrate on the intercontinental impact.

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