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Published: 07 February 2019

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190856854

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Calculation and Morality

The Costs of Slavery and the Value of Emancipation in the French Antilles

Caroline Oudin-Bastide and Philippe Steiner

Oxford Studies in the History of Economics

  • Important insights into the history of ideas
  • Examines how the economics calculation became an important part of the French debate over slavery
  • Focuses on arguments of key French thinkers, including Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Antoine Nicolas de Condorcet, Simonde de Sismondi, Jean Baptiste Say, and Alexis de Tocqueville

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