The Political Economy of Abolition: the Hispano-Cuban Elite and Cuban Slavery

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Creator Whitney, R.
Title The Political Economy of Abolition: the Hispano-Cuban Elite and Cuban Slavery
Identifier oai_dspace.hil.unb.ca_1882_30409
Subject Political Elites
Economic History
Antislavery Movements
Cuba
Notes Journal Article
Media Text
Contributor University of New Brunswick
Description Describes the impact of Spanish political and economic conditions on the establishment of an abolition policy for Cuba. Though opposition to slavery was strong, maintenance of colonial rule and stability of the Cuban sugar industry were given priority by all Spanish political leaders. Both the Moret Law of 1870 and the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico in 1883 represented compromises that settled upon gradual rather than immediate abolition as the accepted policy.
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