Assignment II – World Civilization – Fall 2015
What is the mercantilist economic theory? Explain what mercantilists understood as wealth. What are the implications for this perception of wealth? What does that mean then for trade? From the Wilberforce article explain the economic justifications provided by the pro-slavery lobby for the continuation of the practice. Since sugar was the commodity produced by the Caribbean plantations and it was a commodity in great demand in Europe, could we argue that slave plantation systems were promoted and protected by the European states partially as a result of mercantilist beliefs (you need to basically connect, sugar, mercantilism, slavery…)
Your essay should be no longer than 4 pages. Use 12 point script and please double space. Please utilize normal pre-set (1 inch) margins.
When citing the material, especially when using direct quotes, please use footnote citations. (In Word go to References and Footnote and then type your source information.) A works cited page is not a substitute for footnotes. If you need guidance or help with this please do not hesitate to come visit with me or the TA’s.
Use Chicago Manual of Style for referencing. You can find brief guides readily available online.
Please use your textbook, your notes and the Wilberforce article for this essay. Do not use outside sources.
Be sure to edit your work for spelling and grammar mistakes as well as organization and clarity.
Be sure your thesis statement encapsulates your argument for the entire paper.
File naming procedure are identical to last assignment: Last name – First Name – Assignment II – WOH 2001
Send me or your TAs any questions you might have and we will do our best to answer them. I have given you two week to complete this assignment, please do a good job of it.