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Amelioration and Empire - Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas (Cód: 9648200)

Christa Dierksheide

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Christa Dierksheide argues that 'quot;enlightened'quot; slaveowners in the British Caribbean and the American South, neither backward reactionaries nor freedom-loving hypocrites, thought of themselves as modern, cosmopolitan men with a powerful alternative vision of progress in the Atlantic world. Instead of radical revolution and liberty, they believed that amelioration-defined by them as gradual progress through the mitigation of social or political evils such as slavery-was the best means of driving the development and expansion of New World societies. Interrogating amelioration as an intellectual concept among slaveowners, Dierksheide uses a transnational approach that focuses on provincial planters rather than metropolitan abolitionists, shedding new light on the practice of slavery in the Anglophone Atlantic world. She argues that amelioration-of slavery and provincial society more generally-was a dominant concept shared by enlightened planters who sought to 'quot;improve'quot; slavery toward its abolition, as well as by those who sought to ameliorate the institution in order to expand the system. By illuminating the common ground shared between supposedly anti- and pro-slavery provincials, she provides a powerful alternative to the usual story of liberal progress in the plantation Americas. Amelioration, she demonstrates, went well beyond the master-slave relationship, underpinning Anglo-American imperial expansion throughout the Atlantic world.

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Marca LONGLEAF SERVICES (Livros Digitais)
Número de Páginas 296 (aproximado)
Idioma 337
Acabamento e-book
Territorialidade Internacional
Formato Livro Digital Epub
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Tamanho do Arquivo 1489
Início da Venda 14/10/2014
Código do Formato Epub
Cód. Barras 9780813936222
Ano da Publicação 114
AutorChrista Dierksheide