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The political economy of the cotton South : households, markets, and wealth in the nineteenth century / Gavin Wright.


1st ed.. New York : Norton, [1978] .
ISBN 0393056864, 0393090388, 9780393090383, 9780393056860

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Subjects Coton -- Commerce -- États-Unis (Sud) -- Histoire.
Cotton trade -- Southern States -- History.
Cotton trade.
Economic history.
États-Unis (Sud) -- Conditions économiques.
Handel.
Katoen.
Southern States -- Economic conditions.
Southern States.
Description xv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: -- Models, Economists, and Slavery -- The Argument Summarized -- 2. The Structure of the Cotton-Slave Economy: -- The Rise of Cotton and North American Slavery -- The Cotton State in 1860 -- The Distribution of Wealth in the Cotton South -- Wealth Distribution in Historical Perspective -- Slaves, Wealth, and Political Economy: The Paradoxes of Southern Society -- 3. The Microeconomics of Plantation and Farm: -- Slavery and the Scale of Operations -- Slavery and the Choice of Crops -- Self-Sufficiency and Risk -- Economies of Scale Under Slavery -- Slavery: Labor as a Commodity -- 4. The Pace of Progress in the Cotton South: -- The Growth of Cotton Demand -- Productivity in Cotton and Other Crops -- Slavery and NonAgricultural Economic Activity -- Slavery, Immigration, and the Critics -- Conclusion -- 5. On Making Economic Sense of Cotton, Slavery, and the Civil War: -- Direct, Slavery, and the Civil War: Direct Economic Conflicts Between North and South -- The Profitability of Slavery Once More -- Making Economic Sense of the Politics of Slavery -- Reopening the Slave Trade as a Test Case -- Conclusion: Northern Expansion and Southern Psychology -- 6. After the War: -- The Rise of Tenancy -- The Abandonment of Self-Sufficiency -- The Evolution of Tenancy -- Reprise: The Cotton South in Historical Perspective.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3542964
(OCoLC)ocm03542964
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wright, Gavin, 1943-
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