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Daniel B. Rood. The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 288 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-065526-6.
Reviewed by Lou Roper (State University of New York-New Paltz) Published on H-LatAm (December, 2018) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)