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作者 Rosenthal, Caitlin, author
書名 Accounting for slavery : masters and management / Caitlin Rosenthal
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9780674972094 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HT905 .R67 2018    在架上    30610020581146
 人社中心  HT905 R67 2018    在架上    30560400648041
說明 xiv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "Accounting for Slavery offers a history of business and management practices on slave plantations in the British West Indies and the American South, covering the century from approximately 1780-1880. Far from lagging behind Northern manufacturers, the most sophisticated Southern planters used complex management techniques, measuring and monitoring their human capital with precision. More broadly, the book explores the complex relationship between slavery and capitalism in American history. The traditional story of modern management focuses on the factories of England and New England, largely ignoring plantation economies. Drawing on extensive archival research into plantation accounting practices, the author argues that the harsh realities of slavery were compatible with a highly quantitative, calculating style of management. Planters allocated and reallocated slaves' labor from task to task, precisely monitored their productivity, and depreciated their "human capital" decades before depreciation became a common accounting technique"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-276) and index
Hierarchies of life and death -- Forms of labor -- Slavery's scientific management -- Human capital -- Managing freedom -- Conclusion: Histories of business and slavery -- Epilogue: Forward to scientific management
主題 Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- West Indies, British -- History -- 18th century
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- West Indies, British -- History -- 19th century
Human capital -- United States -- History
Human capital -- West Indies, British -- History
Plantations -- United States -- Accounting -- History
Plantations -- West Indies, British -- Accounting -- History
Plantation owners -- United States -- History
Plantation owners -- West Indies, British -- History
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