Beckles, Hilary McD.
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An economic life of their own: Slaves as commodity producers and distributors in Barbados
Shepherd, Verene A.; Beckles, Hilary McD.
Caribbean slavery in the Atlantic world: A student reader
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Also published: Oxford : James Currey Publishers, 2000 and Princeton: Marcus Wiener Publishers, 2000.
Maintains that comprehending the economic role of slave marketing practices will provide both a more accurate understanding of slave life and a firmer basis for interpreting the nature of owner-slave relations in the economic sphere of plantation culture. Illustrates that slaves, like free persons, sought to increase their share of colonial wealth by participating in the market economy as commodity producers and distribution with or without their owners' permission.....