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FIFTY YEARS LATER
Antislavery, Capitalism and Modernity in
the Dutch Orbit
Gert Oostindie (ed.)
Dutch slave trade, slavery and abolitionism have long remained unduly
negelected issues in the burgeoning international debate on capitalism,
modernity , and antislavery. Fifty Years Later now offers a
thorough and wide-ranging discussion of antislavery in the Netherlands and in
the Dutch colonial world, and also provides a fresh contribution to the ongoing
debate on the relationship between abolitionism and economic, political and
cultural modernization in the Western world at large.
The contributors to his volume are Seymour Drescher, Pieter C. Emmer, Stanley L. Engerman, Edwin Horlings, Gerrit J. Knaap, Maarten Kuitenbrouwer, Gert Oostindie, Robert Ross, Angelie Sens and Alex van Stipriaan.
‘No aspect of the global history of
slavery and emancipation has been so negelected and misunderstood as the “case
of the Dutch”. Gert Oostindie’s volume of essays on the Dutch abolition of
slavery from the Caribbean to the Cape Colony and Southeast Asia therefore
fills an immense Black Hole and sheds much light on the continuing debates over
capitalism and slavery. This is a work that no student of slavery or
antislavery should ignore.’
– DAVID BRION DAVIS, Pulitzer Prize Winner, author of The Problems of Slavery in Western Culture, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, and Slavery and Human Progress.
‘The collection is about abolition
everywhere, not just in the parts of the world under Dutch control. There could
be clearer demostartions of the virtues of global comparative history.’
– DAVID ELTIS, author of Economic Growh and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
‘An insightful and wide-ranging analysis of the Dutch emancipation which came late in the abolitionist movement, despite the fact that the Netherlands was one of the earliest and most succesful of the capitalist nations of Europe.’
– ROBERT W. FOGEL, Nobel Prize Laureate, author of Without Consent or Constraint; The Rise and Fall of American Slavery and (with Stanley Engerman). Time on the Cross; The Econmics of American Negro slavery.
English | paperback | 272 pages | University of Pittsburg Press | Pittsburgh | 1996