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020 _a0807131830 (cloth : alk. paper)
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050 0 0 _aE441
_b.W93 2006
082 0 0 _a306.3/620973
049 _aTEXA
100 1 _aWright, Gavin.
245 1 0 _aSlavery and American economic development /
_cGavin Wright.
260 _aBaton Rouge :
_bLouisiana State University Press,
300 _ax, 162 p. :
_bill., maps ;
_c23 cm.
490 1 _aWalter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 135-151) and index.
505 0 _aIntroduction : what was slavery? -- Slavery, geography, and commerce -- Property and progress in antebellum America -- Property rights, productivity, and slavery -- Epilogue : the legacy of slavery.
520 1 _a"Through an original analysis of slavery as an economic institution, Gavin Wright presents a fresh look a the economic divergence between North and South in the antebellum era. Wright draws a distinction between slavery as a form of work organization (the aspect that has dominated historical debates) and slavery as a set of property rights. Slaves could be purchased and carried to any location where slavery was legal; they could be assigned to any task regardless of gender or age; they could be punished for disobedience, with no effective recourse to the law; they could be accumulated as a form of wealth; they could be sold or bequeathed.
520 8 _aWright argues that slave-based commerce was central to the eighteenth-century rise of the Atlantic economy, not because slave plantations were superior as a method of organizing production, but because slaves could be put to work on sugar plantations that could not have attracted free labor on economically viable terms"--BOOK JACKET.
650 0 _aSlavery
_xEconomic aspects
_zUnited States.
651 0 _aUnited States
_xEconomic conditions
_yTo 1865.
650 0 _aRight of property
_zUnited States
830 0 _aWalter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history.
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