Distinguished between plantation as social system and plantation as economic system Modern Plantation Society has roots in Slave Plantation system – mercantile capitalism Societies produced commodities for sale in international Capitalist markets Surpluses generated from exploitation of slave labour fueled process of accumulation that gave rise to development of Industrial Capitalism in Europe Slave Plantation society was an integral part of International Capitalist System That occupational structure instituted race in the process of production

Distinguished between plantation as social system and plantation as economic system
Modern Plantation Society has roots in Slave Plantation system – mercantile capitalism
Societies produced commodities for sale in international Capitalist markets
Surpluses generated from exploitation of slave labour fueled process of accumulation that gave rise to development of Industrial Capitalism in Europe
Slave Plantation society was an integral part of International Capitalist System
That occupational structure instituted race in the process of production & set up a particular class society
Post Emancipation – non-agricultural activities (tourism, mining, light manufacturing) began. These diversified mix of commodity production & complicated class structure Institutionalization of race & class remained with mode of production

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