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 construction strategies and hugely built-in markets, was a rather glossy expression of eighteenth-century capitalism. however it rested on a starting place of monetary and political traditionalism that stymied progress and edition. the end result used to be a process heading towards cave in as planters, dealing with a chain of bigger crises within the French empire, vainly tried to rein within the inherent violence and instability of the slave society they'd outfitted. In recuperating the misplaced global of the French Antillean plantation, Cul de Sac finally unearths how the capitalism of the plantation complicated persevered now not as a dynamic resource of development, yet from the inertia of a degenerate method headed down an financial and ideological useless end.
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Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue by Paul Cheney