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Would Slavery Have Survived without the Civil War?

Citation

Coclanis, Peter A. & Engerman, Stanley L. (2013). Would Slavery Have Survived without the Civil War?. Southern Cultures, 19(2), 66-90.

Abstract

“How long could slavery have continued to yield adequate financial returns to owners, putting aside any benefits in terms of non-pecuniary factors, such as the consumption of power, prestige, or the love to domineer?” Slavery was so important to the South and economic factors so central to slavery that it behooves all students of the South, even in the early twenty-first century, to consider the material issues at hand. Slave auction market, c. 1864, Atlanta, Georgia, courtesy of the Library of Congress. The debate that follows was sponsored by the University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies and the Watson-Brown Foundation and first aired as part of South Carolina ETV’s “Take on the South” series.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/scu.2013.0019

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2013

Journal Title

Southern Cultures

Author(s)

Coclanis, Peter A.
Engerman, Stanley L.