Daily Archives: April 29, 2020

Good For Whom?

One of the many economic questions that I am fascinated by is the debate over whether or not slavery was profitable for the South.  As this subject was fought over considerably before the Civil War started and continues to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Did Slavery Pay?

Did Slavery Pay?, by Hugh G.J. Aitken This book was a deeply fascinating one for me to read and it is a book that I can wholeheartedly recommend to someone who wants to recognize the struggle in economic history between … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Political Economy Of The Cotton South

The Political Economy Of The Cotton South:  Households, Markets, ANd Wealth In The Nineteenth Century, by Gavin Wright The question of the profitability of slavery is one that has always struck me as deeply interesting and sometimes quite funny.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unburdened By Conscience

Unburdened By Conscience:  A Black People’s Collective Account Of America’s Ante-Bellum South And The Aftermath, by Anthony W. Neal It is obvious that I am not the intended audience of this book any more than the books written by white … Continue reading

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