4.2ppt - Lecture 10. AFRICA & THE ATLANTIC WORLD: THE...

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Lecture 10. AFRICA & THE ATLANTIC WORLD: THE RISE OF THE PLANTATION SYSTEM/COMPLEX 1. most productive labor forced labor—i.e., slaves. 2. Pop. not self-sustaining; Eu managerial staff & Af. work force sustained by constant stream of new pop. 3. Agricultural enterprise organized in large-scale capitalist plantations-- 50 to several hundred workers; larger scale than that of Eu agriculture of the time. Work organ and management also different. 4. Capitalist but with feudal features, e.g., control of working hours, legal jurisdiction etc. 5. plantations supplied a distant market with highly specialized product, initially sugar but later others--coffee or cotton. Production largely exported. 6. Pol. control exerted from another continent and in another kind of society. Great distance and by diff Eu powers. Source: P. Curtin, Rise & Fall of Plantation Complex
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Plantation System/Complex • Controlled by Europe,  • Its products consumed by North America and  Europe,  • Its profits reaped by Europe and North America, 
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4.2ppt - Lecture 10. AFRICA & THE ATLANTIC WORLD: THE...

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