Slave Prices, the African Slave Trade, and Productivity in the Caribbean, 1674-1807

  title={Slave Prices, the African Slave Trade, and Productivity in the Caribbean, 1674-1807},
  author={David Eltis and Frank D. Lewis and David Richardson},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
tropical empire that the Spanish acquired generated gold and silver exports, and incomes that were likely higher than in the rest of Europe.3Yet within less than three centuries, the centre of economic gravity both in Europe and in the Americas had shifted north, and the income gap between the temperate and sub-tropical regions had moved decisively in favour of the former. South of the equator, a parallel, if less-pronounced, shift occurred as coffee production and, later still, industrial… 

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