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Carrington, Selwyn H. H. The Sugar Industry and the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1775–1810. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002. 394pp. $59.95 (cloth).

In a review in the International Third World Studies Journal and Review, Volume XV, 2004 Thomas C. Buchanan writes: Sixty years after the publication of Eric Williams’ Capitalism and Slavery the debate over the cause of the British anti-slavery movement still rages. Did the decline of the profitability of slavery in the British West Indies provide the material conditions necessary for an effective abolitionist movement to rise? Or was abolition caused (by) a moral revolution in the English populace that overcame a profitable trade and the West Indian interests that represented it? The writings of revisionist historians Seymour Drescher and David Brion Davis have argued strongly against the Marxist interpretation. (Carrington) . . . offers a meticulously researched and convincing rebuttal to these scholars.

Clarke, John Henrik. Christopher Columbus & the Afrikan holocaust: slavery & the 
rise of European capitalism. Brooklyn, N.Y.: A & B Brooks, c1992.

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth and Eugene D. Genovese, Fruits of merchant capital: slavery and bourgeois property in the rise and expansion of capitalism Oxford University Press, 1983.

Solow, Barbara L. British capitalism and Caribbean slavery: the legacy of Eric Williams. Studies in interdisciplinary history. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Williams, Eric, Capitalism and Slavery (London: André Deutsch, 1964),