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December 2018

Micheal Bennett, Plantation Slavery and the Seventeenth-Century English East India Company

13 December @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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In the 1680s the English East India Company sought to establish a plantation economy on its small and isolated South Atlantic colony of St. Helena. The Barbados sugar industry, which had brought great wealth to English planters and merchants extraordinarily quickly, served as a model for the company. In the second half of the seventeenth century numerous merchants who served on the East India Company‚Äôs court of committees also had business interests in the West Indies, accounting for why Barbados…

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