Revolução Industrial e circuitos mercantis globais: a crise da escravidão no Império britânico


  • Tâmis Parron Universidade Federal Fluminense



Capitalismo, Escravidão, Revolução Industrial, Circuitos mercantis


Revisitando o debate sobre capitalismo e escravidão, este artigo ilumina as relações materiais entre Revolução Industrial e crise da escravidão negra no Império britânico a partir das perspectivas da teoria crítica e do sistema-mundo. Depois de sugerir que o debate invisibilizou o capital como categoria de análise histórica, argumento que a Revolução Industrial desencadeou um processo de ampliação de circuitos mercantis sobre o Atlântico e o Indo-Pacífico que estabeleceu relações tensas com fronteiras mercantis escravistas dentro e fora do Império britânico. Essas relações se tornaram uma poderosa mediação material entre a crise da escravidão negra nas West Indies, a ascensão do escravismo nos Estados Unidos, em Cuba e no Brasil e o avanço do neoimperialismo no Oriente.


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Biografia do Autor

Tâmis Parron, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Professor do Instituto de História da Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).


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Como Citar

Parron, T. (2022). Revolução Industrial e circuitos mercantis globais: a crise da escravidão no Império britânico. Revista USP, 1(132), 185-212.



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