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Plantations, especially sugar plantations, created slave societies and a racism persisting well into post-slavery periods: so runs a familiar argument that has been used to explain the sweep of Caribbean history. Here one of the most eminent scholars of modern social theory applies this assertion to a comparative study of most Caribbean islands from the time of the American Revolution to the Spanish American War. Arthur Stinchcombe uses insights from his own much admired Economic Sociology to show why sugar planters ...

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    • Title: Sugar Island Slavery in the Age of Enlightenment by Arthur L. Stinchcombe
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780691029955, 0691029954
    • eText ISBN: 9781400822003
    • Edition: 1995
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