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Slavery And American Economic Development (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)

by Gavin Wright

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Published by Louisiana State University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slavery,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • History - U.S,
  • United States - General,
  • History: American,
  • United States,
  • Right of property,
  • Economic History,
  • Economic aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7945932M
    ISBN 100807131830
    ISBN 109780807131831

    Gavin Wright revisits these issues in "Slavery and Anglo‐American capitalism revisited" (Economic History Review, May , , pp. , subscription required).   Slavery is recounted as an unfortunate detour from the nation’s march to modernity, and certainly not the engine that drove American economic prosperity. Nothing could be .

      THE profitability of slavery is an enduring question of economic history. Thomas Gowan, writing way back in , noted wearily that “the debate [ ] has been going on, in one form or another. Author Edward E. Baptist‘s new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, explains how the American economic system benefited from slavery and .

    Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development. Ed. by Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman [Book Review] Article (PDF Available) in Indiana magazine of history (4) A new book, edited by Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, explores the the ties between 19th century economic development and a brutal system of human bondage.


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Slavery And American Economic Development (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History) by Gavin Wright Download PDF EPUB FB2

"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/5.

"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.

"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 HistoryCited by:   An interesting collection of essays on the central role of slavery in the development of the antebellum American economy.

In several ways, this is hardly a new topic. It was recognized clearly by many 19th century Americans and described by the prominent economic historian Douglass North in the early s/5(18). Gavin Wright, Slavery and American Economic Development. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, x + pp.

$25 (cloth), ISBN: Reviewed for by Jeremy Atack, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University. My mother always told me that “good things come in small packages.”. Drawing on the expertise of sixteen scholars who are at the forefront of rewriting the history of American economic development, Slavery's Capitalism identifies slavery as the primary force driving key innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, management, and political economy that are too often attributed to the so-called free market.

Drawing on the expertise of sixteen scholars who are at the forefront of rewriting the history of American economic development, Slavery's Capitalism identifies slavery as the primary force driving.

Now 16 scholars are helping to set the record straight by exploring the true ties between 19th century economic development and a brutal system of human bondage in the book Slavery. In the pre-Civil War United States, a stronger case can be made that slavery played a critical role in economic development.

One crop, slave-grown cotton, provided over half of all US export earnings. Bythe South grew 60 percent of the world's cotton and provided some 70 percent of the cotton consumed by the British textile industry.

An Economy Built on Slavery Building a commercial enterprise out of the wilderness required labor and lots of it. For much of the s, the American colonies operated as. How slavery became America’s first big business.

Historian and author Edward E. Baptist explains how slavery helped the US go from a “colonial economy to Author: P.R. Lockhart. Though only a pale shadow of the dust-up we had back in the s, the aggressive assertions of the “new history of capitalism” regarding the centrality of slavery for U.S.

economic development, and critiques of this work by economic historians, have generated much commotion in academic circles, including numerous review articles and a lengthy survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education. If slavery was outside of US history, for instance—if indeed it was a drag and not a rocket booster to American economic growth—then slavery was not.

summary “Slavery and American Economic Development is a small book with a big interpretative punch. Through an original analysis of slavery as an economic institution, Gavin Wright presents a fresh look at 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.

In a New York Times Magazine article this month, Matthew Desmond provided an overview of recent work by historians of capitalism who argue that slavery was foundational to American growth and economic development in the nineteenth century.

In Desmond’s words, slavery “helped turn a poor fledgling nation into a financial colossus.”. As I write in my book, Empire of Cotton, American slavery (and the cotton it produced) was crucial to the development of global capitalism.

Slavery transformed the nation’s politics, too. A map of the United States that shows 'free states,' 'slave states,' and 'undecided' ones, as it appeared in the book 'American Slavery and Colour,' by William Chambers, Stock Montage/Getty. The Project is an ongoing project developed by The New York Times Magazine in with the goal of "refram[ing] American history" around slavery and the contributions of African Americans.

The project was timed for the th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the Virginia colony inand suggests that this date represents the "nation's birth year". "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.

The surprising bit has to do with the many eerily specific ways slavery can still be felt in our economic life. “American slavery is necessarily imprinted on the DNA of American capitalism.Slavery, Inequality, and Economic Development in the Americas: An Examination of the Engerman-Sokoloff Hypothesis Nathan Nunn∗† October Abstract Recent research argues that among former New World colonies a nation’s past dependence on slave labor was important for its subse-quent economic development (Engerman and Sokoloff, 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 positionsRussell R. Menard "Civil War History" Slavery and American Economic Development is a small book with a big interpretative punch.