Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South

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Even while slavery existed, Americans debated slavery. Was it a profitable and healthy institution? If so, for whom? The abolition of slavery in 1865 did not end this debate. Similar questions concerning the profitability of slavery, its impact on masters, slaves, and nonslaveowners still inform modern historical debates. Is the slave South best characterized as a capitalist society? Or did its dogged adherence to non-wage labor render it precapitalist? Today, southern slavery is among the most hotly disputed topics in ...

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Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South
1998, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521576963

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Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South
1998, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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