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By Sven Beckert

During the 19th century, the U.S. entered the ranks of the world's so much complex and dynamic economies. while, the kingdom sustained an expansive and brutal process of human bondage. This used to be no mere accident. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of yankee capitalism within the a long time among the Revolution and the Civil conflict. in response to editors Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, the problem isn't even if slavery itself used to be or used to be now not capitalist yet, fairly, the impossibility of knowing the nation's incredible trend of financial improvement with out situating slavery entrance and middle. American capitalism—renowned for its social gathering of industry pageant, inner most estate, and the self-made man—has its origins in an American slavery predicated at the abhorrent suggestion that people will be legally owned and forced to paintings lower than strength of violence.

Drawing at the services of 16 students who're on the leading edge of rewriting the historical past of yank financial improvement, Slavery's Capitalism identifies slavery because the basic strength using key ideas in entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, administration, and political economic climate which are too frequently attributed to the so-called loose industry. drawing close the examine of slavery because the originating catalyst for the commercial Revolution and sleek capitalism casts new mild on American credits markets, practices of offshore funding, and understandings of human capital. instead of seeing slavery as outdoors the institutional constructions of capitalism, the essayists recuperate slavery's value to the yank fiscal prior and instructed enduring questions on the connection of industry freedom to human freedom.

Contributors: Edward E. Baptist, Sven Beckert, Daina Ramey Berry, Kathryn Boodry, Alfred L. Brophy, Stephen Chambers, Eric Kimball, John Majewski, Bonnie Martin, Seth Rockman, Daniel B. Rood, Caitlin Rosenthal, Joshua D. Rothman, Calvin Schermerhorn, Andrew Shankman, Craig Steven Wilder.

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