Competing Visions of Empire
  • Release Date : 01 January 2015
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 271 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780300187540
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Download or read book entitled Competing Visions of Empire by author: Abigail Leslie Swingen which was release on 01 January 2015 and published by Yale University Press with total page 271 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This title explores the connections between the origins of the English empire and unfree labour by exploring how England's imperial designs influenced contemporary politics and debates about labour, population, political economy, and overseas trade. It pays particular attention to how and why slavery and England's participation in the transatlantic slave trade came to be widely accepted as central to the national and imperial interest by contributing to the idea that colonies with slaves were essential for the functioning of the empire.