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Without consent or contract : the rise and fall of American slavery

Author: Robert William Fogel; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relying on the latest measurement techniques of the economic historian, Fogel brings forth the clearest picture yet of the lives of the slaves, the world surrounding them, and the economic consequences of a system of subjugation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert William Fogel; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0393018873 9780393018875 0393307530 9780393307535 0393312194 9780393312195
OCLC Number: 18323636
Description: 539 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword. Discoveries and dilemmas --
Slavery as an economic and social system. Slavery in the new world --
Occupational patterns --
Unraveling some economic riddles --
The development of the southern economy --
The population question --
Changing interpretations of slave culture --
The ideological and political campaign against slavery. The British campaign --
The American campaign : breaching the barriers of antislavery politics --
The American campaign : forging a victorious antislavery coalition --
Afterword. The moral problem of slavery.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of American slavery.
Responsibility: Robert William Fogel.
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