As seen by the number of posts today [more to come], last night’s Continuing Conversation about reparations was extremely engaging. Caroline Clarke did a magnificent job educating the audience about conditions imposed on the African American community far beyond slavery.
A participant alerted us to the following article, which discusses the 2016 book Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development, slavery as a national not a regional institution and the critical role of cotton as a driver of wealth attainment. Read the article “The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism” by Dina Gerdeman by clicking here.
The Princeton and Slavery project produced a chart showing Mississippi cotton production and the number of Mississippians attending Princeton from 1800-1859. Click here to view it.