Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 June 1987

434 Pages | 12 charts

ISBN: 9780195041354

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Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

David Eltis

In this revisionist study of the consequences of Britain's abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, historian David Eltis here contends that the move did not bolster British economy; rather, it vastly hindered economic expansion just as its earlier great reliance on slave labor had played a role in its rise to world economic dominance.