Plantation Slavery and Economic Development in the Antebellum Southern United States

@article{Post2003PlantationSA,
  title={Plantation Slavery and Economic Development in the Antebellum Southern United States},
  author={C. Post},
  journal={Journal of Agrarian Change},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={289-332}
}
  • C. Post
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • Journal of Agrarian Change
The relationship of plantation slavery in the Americas to economic and social development in the regions it was dominant has long been a subject of scholarly debate. The existing literature is divided into two broad interpretive models –‘planter capitalism’ (Fogel and Engerman, Fleisig) and the ‘pre-bourgeois civilization’ (Genovese, Moreno-Fraginals). While each grasps aspects of plantation slavery's dynamics, neither provides a consistent and coherent historical or theoretical account of… Expand
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