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Involuntary migration in the early modern world, 1500-1800 (2011)
Book Chapter
Richardson, D. (2011). Involuntary migration in the early modern world, 1500-1800. In D. Eltis, & S. L. Engerman (Eds.), The Cambridge World History of Slavery, Volume 3: AD 1420-AD 1804, 563-593. Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1017/CHOL9780521840682.024

Any investigation of involuntary migration in the early modern period must recognize that trafficking in human beings was an important feature of life in both the New and the Old Worlds in the period 1500-1800. This chapter focuses on involuntary mig... Read More

Cultures of exchange: Atlantic Africa in the era of the slave trade (2009)
Journal Article
Richardson, D. (2009). Cultures of exchange: Atlantic Africa in the era of the slave trade. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 19, (151-179). doi:10.1017/s0080440109990089. ISSN 0080-4401

Cultural factors have often been invoked to explain parliament's decision in 1807 to outlaw slave carrying by British subjects but they have only infrequently been cited in efforts to explain why the Atlantic slave trade itself became so large in the... Read More

Social capital, institutional innovation and Atlantic trade before 1800 (2008)
Journal Article
Pearson, R., & Richardson, D. (2008). Social capital, institutional innovation and Atlantic trade before 1800. Business history, 50(6), (765-780). doi:10.1080/00076790802420336. ISSN 0007-6791

The growth of the Atlantic economy during the eighteenth century has been associated with developments in business networking to mitigate the hazards of communication in long-distance trade. Such social capital-based mechanisms reduced transaction co... Read More