The Political Economy of the Cotton South: Households, Markets, and Wealth in the Nineteenth Century

The Political Economy of the Cotton South Households Markets and Wealth in the Nineteenth Century The impact of cotton and slavery in the nineteenth century American South was so dramatic and enduring that neither the region nor the nation has yet escaped from the influence of that era of regional

  • Title: The Political Economy of the Cotton South: Households, Markets, and Wealth in the Nineteenth Century
  • Author: Gavin Wright
  • ISBN: 9780393090383
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • The impact of cotton and slavery in the nineteenth century American South was so dramatic and enduring that neither the region nor the nation has yet escaped from the influence of that era of regional prominence.

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    1. Wright argues "that slavery retarded the mechanization of agriculture, the development of manufacturing, the emergence of cities, and immigration to the South; that the South was on the verge of economic crisis in 1860; that tenancy and the associated credit systems caused 'overproduction' of cotton after the war; and that the Civil War was fundamentally caused by the economics of slavery." (p. 4) He comes to these conclusions by looking at the homogenizing effect which slave ownership (and the [...]

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