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Unformatted text preview: o The commercialization of blacks made Europeans think even more that they were superior o Brazil was the last to abolish slavery The Role of the State: Mercantilism and the Origins of Capitalism o Mercantilism idea that there is a fixed amount of wealth in the world, and it is each countrys goal to get the biggest share possible Agricultural Revolution and Proto-Industrialization o Enclosure o Surplus of food Move away from a subsistence economy Many people are then able to move to different jobs and produce more stuff Social Change, Social Stability: Nobles, Middle Classes, and Peasants o Landed nobility maintained their power o Huge divide between Eastern and Western Europe in whose peasants are free and whose are not o Free peasantry in the West catalyzed industrialization o Middle class was not a unified class No political identity...
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '10 term at UNC.
- Fall '10