By Paul Cheney
Focusing on correspondence among the Ferronnayses and their plantation managers, Cul de Sac proposes that the Caribbean plantation method, with its reliance on factory-like creation tactics and hugely built-in markets, was a fairly glossy expression of eighteenth-century capitalism. however it rested on a starting place of financial and political traditionalism that stymied progress and variation. the outcome was once a process heading towards cave in as planters, dealing with a sequence of bigger crises within the French empire, vainly tried to rein within the inherent violence and instability of the slave society they'd equipped. In getting better the misplaced international of the French Antillean plantation, Cul de Sac eventually unearths how the capitalism of the plantation complicated persevered no longer as a dynamic resource of development, yet from the inertia of a degenerate method headed down an fiscal and ideological lifeless end.
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Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue by Paul Cheney