Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins by Abigail L. Swingen

By Abigail L. Swingen

Abigail L. Swingen’s insightful research presents a brand new framework for figuring out the origins of the British empire whereas exploring how England’s unique imperial designs motivated modern English politics and debates approximately hard work, financial system, and abroad exchange. concentrating on the ideological connections among the expansion of unfree exertions within the English colonies—particularly using enslaved Africans—and the advance of British imperialism through the early sleek interval, the writer examines the overlapping and sometimes competing agendas of planters, retailers, privateers, colonial officers, and imperial gurus within the 17th and eighteenth centuries.

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44 If properly managed, human labor could improve natural endowments and thus create wealth. The state should therefore do its utmost to promote domestic population growth. In addition, there was a shift in thinking about the relationship between the economy and the state during the early modern period. In order to successfully compete on the international stage, states needed money, and some argued that governments should focus on promoting the economic welfare of their people. Economic interest, in other words, should be the reason of state, and population should therefore be encouraged.

In addition, the assemblies of the four islands frequently lobbied the Lords of Trade for servants to fill the militias and work the colony’s plantations. ” Men with skilled trades were especially coveted, and according to Jeaffreson, those making the journey could expect a life of prosperity at the end of their term of service. ” But skilled men were extremely hard to come by. William Freeman, a Leeward Islands merchant based in London, indicated in 1678 that although he would do his best to provide the colony with servants, “tradesmen are very scarce.

Many colonists in Virginia and the Caribbean were deeply ambivalent if not overtly hostile to the new regime. Virginia was the first colony to proclaim for Charles II in the autumn of 1649.

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