Re: Capitalism and Slavery in the United States: Where Do We Stand?

Recent scholarship expands the focus of slavery's capitalism from the foundational questions asked by scholars like Claudia Goldin and Gavin Wright. Edward E. Baptist's The Half Has Never Been Told (2014) exemplifies this shift in its comprehensive approach to "the making of American capitalism." Other recent literature taking the field in new directions includes:

Bonnie Martin, “Slavery's Invisible Engine:Mortgaging Human Property,” Journal of Southern History, 76 (November 2010): 817–866.

Re: Capitalism and Slavery in the United States: Where Do We Stand?

2) Slavery as Capitalism: Economic Productivity and Market Relations

There is some interesting lead up to the cliometric movement that utilized econometric tools as well as other types of analysis. While I would hesitate to group them with cliometrics, it is useful to realize the Time on the Cross did not arrive out of any sort of vacuum. 

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