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Debating Slavery Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South

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ISBN-10: 0521576962

ISBN-13: 9780521576963

Edition: 1998

Authors: Mark M. Smith, Maurice Kirby

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Even while slavery existed, Americans debated the subject. Was it a profitable and healthy institution? If so, for whom? The abolition of slavery in 1865 did not end this debate. Mark Smith outlines the main contours of this subject.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/10/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Author�s preface
The contours of the debate
Slaveholders and plantations
Yeoman and non-slave-owners
The profitability of slavery as a business
The profitability of slavery as a system
New directions, toward consensus