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Presented By: Department of Economics

Reckoning with Slavery for Fifty Years

Gavin Wright, Stanford University

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My presentation will review research on the economics of slavery in the United States over the past half-century: profitability, viability, productivity and growth. One conclusion is that slavery’s positive contribution to national economic development ended at the time of the American Revolution.
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