Slavery and American Economic Development
LSU Press, 18 feb. 2013 - 176 pagina's
Through an analysis of slavery as an economic institution, Gavin Wright presents an innovative look at the economic divergence between North and South in the antebellum era. He 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. Slave-based commerce remained 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.
Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven
We hebben geen reviews gevonden op de gebruikelijke plaatsen.
Overige edities - Alles weergeven
abolition abolitionism African slave trade African slavery American Revolution antebellum antislavery Atlantic Economy British Capitalism and Slavery Caribbean census Chapel Hill Chesapeake commercial Consent or Contract cotton production David Drescher early economic development Economic History Efficiency of Slave eighteenth century Eltis evidence exports farmland female slave figures Fogel and Engerman free labor Frontier gang labor gang system harvest indentured servitude institutional James labor force land values Louisiana State University McCusker measure Menard migration Negro nineteenth century North America North Carolina North Carolina Press northern Northwest Ordinance Northwest Territory output coefficients percent plantations planters population productivity advantage productivity of slave property rights regional relative rights in slaves rise set of property Slave Agriculture slave labor slave plantations slave prices slave property slave-based slaveholding class slaveowners slavery as set southern Southwest staple crops sugar Territory tobacco total factor productivity University of North Virginia Piedmont wealth wheat Williams York