The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism by Dina Gerdeman

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.

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