Wright, Gavin.

Slavery and American Economic Development. - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2013. - 1 online resource (175 p.) - eBooks on Demand Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History . - Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History .

Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Introduction: What Was Slavery?; 1. Slavery, Geography, and Commerce; 2. Property and Progress in Antebellum America; 3. Property Rights, Productivity, and Slavery; Epilogue: The Legacy of Slavery; APPENDIX; WORKS CITED; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

"Slavery and American Economic Development is a small book with a big interpretative punch. It is one of those rare books about a familiar subject that manages to seem fresh and new."-Charles B. Dew, Journal of Interdisciplinary History "A stunning reinterpretation of southern economic history and what is perhaps the most important book in the field since Time on the Cross. . . . I frequently found myself forced to rethink long-held positions."-Russell R. Menard, Civil War History Through an analysis of slavery as an economic institution, Gavin Wright presents an innovative look at the economi

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Right of property -- United States -- History.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865.


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