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The Slave Trade and British Capital Formation in the Eighteenth Century: A Comment on the Williams Thesis

Stanley L. Engerman
The Business History Review
Vol. 46, No. 4 (Winter, 1972), pp. 430-443
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3113341
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Abstract

Professor Engerman constructs estimates of relevant data in order to test the assertion that profits from the slave trade provided the capital which financed the Industrial Revolution in England.

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