African Slavery and Spanish Empire: Imperial Imaginings and Bourbon Reform in Eighteenth-Century Cuba and Beyond

@article{Schneider2015AfricanSA,
  title={African Slavery and Spanish Empire: Imperial Imaginings and Bourbon Reform in Eighteenth-Century Cuba and Beyond},
  author={Elena A. Schneider},
  journal={Journal of Early American History},
  year={2015},
  volume={5},
  pages={3-29}
}
  • Elena A. Schneider
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Early American History
  • This article traces a philosophical shift that opened the door to a new departure in eighteenth-century Spanish empire: a newly emerging sense that the slave trade and African slavery were essential to the wealth of nations. Contextualizing this ideological reconfiguration within mid-eighteenth century debates, this article draws upon the works of political economists and royal councilors in Madrid and puts them in conversation with the words and actions of individuals in and from Cuba… CONTINUE READING
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