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significance of the slave plantation for Southern economic development

Eugene Dominic Genovese

significance of the slave plantation for Southern economic development

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from The Journal of Southern History, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4, November, 1962.

Statementby Eugene D. Genovese.
SeriesBobbs-Merrill reprint series in history -- H-394
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19096740M

Digital History ID Slavery played a crucial role in the development of the modern world economy. Slaves provided the labor power necessary to settle and develop the New World. Slaves also produced the products for the first mass consumer markets: sugar, tobacco, coffee, cocoa, and later cotton. Slavery was an integral part of the earliest.   The Slave trade and its abolition Slavery which began in the 17th century and lasted until the 19th century it was all about making money. In the quest to achieve making the most amount of profit, Britain came up with ways to involve other countries in a trade where each country involved benefited somehow. This is when the triangular slave trade evolved.   Sharecropping is a type of farming in which families rent small plots of land from a landowner in return for a portion of their crop, to be given to the landowner at the end of each year.   Frederick Cooper, Plantation Slavery on the East Coast of Africa (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, ); Martin A. Klein and Paul E. Lovejoy, “Slavery in West Africa,” in The Uncommon Market: Essays in the Economic History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, ed. Henry A. Gemery and Jan S. Hogendorn (New York: Academic Press, ), – Author: Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, Philip Misevich.

A plantation economy is an economy based on agricultural mass production, usually of a few commodity crops grown on large farms called tion economies rely on the export of cash crops as a source of income. Prominent crops included cotton, rubber, sugar cane, tobacco, figs, rice, kapok, sisal, and species in the genus Indigofera, used to produce indigo dye.


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The Significance of the Slave Plantation for Southern Economic Development By EUGENE D. GENOVESE HISTORIANS ARE NO LONGER SURE THAT PLANTATION SLAVERY WAS responsible for the economic woes of the Old South. The revision-ist doubts rest on two propositions of dubious relevance.

The first is that slave labor could have been applied successfully to pursuits. The book’s pervasive theme is that of slavery as a set of property rights which vested the slave’s human capital in the slave owner rather than the slave.

This made the slave a highly portable resource that could be employed in any way that best served the slave owner’s interests. In fact, this was something that southern secessionists actively debated. Imagining themselves as nation builders, they understood the importance of a plan for the economic structure of the Confederacy.

The traditional view assumes that Confederate slave-based agrarianism went hand in hand with a natural hostility toward industry and by: The relationship of plantation slavery in the Americas to economic and social development in the regions it was dominant has long been a subject of scholarly debate.

The existing literature is divided into two broad interpretive models –‘planter capitalism’ (Fogel and Engerman, Fleisig) and the ‘pre‐bourgeois civilization’ (Genovese Cited by: Slavery, the Economy, and Society At the time of the American revolution, slavery was a national institution; although the number of slaves was small, they lived and worked in every colony.

Even before the Constitution was ratified, however, states in the North were either abolishing slavery outright or passing laws providing for gradual. Plantation Slavery and Economic Development in the Antebellum Southern United States Article in Journal of Agrarian Change August with 58 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

A new book, edited by Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, explores the the ties between 19th century economic development and a brutal system of human bondage. How Slavery Became the Economic Engine of the South. Slavery was so profitable, it sprouted more millionaires per capita in the Mississippi River.

Second, there were a vast number of very obvious economic links between the slave plantations of the southern states and enterprises as well Author: HBS Working Knowledge.

This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies.

Slavery, Inequality, and Economic Development in the Americas: An Examination of the Engerman-Sokoloff Hypothesis Nathan Nunn∗† October Abstract Recent research argues that among former New World colonies a nation’s past dependence on slave labor was important for its subse-quent economic development (Engerman and Sokoloff, “Slavery and American Economic Development is a small book with a big interpretative punch.

It is one of those rare books about a familiar subject that manages to seem fresh and new.”—Charles B. Dew, Journal of Interdisciplinary History “A stunning reinterpretation of southern economic history and what is perhaps the most important book in the field since Time on the Cross.

-- A note on the profitability of ante bellum slavery / Edward Saraydar -- The profitability of ante bellum slavery -- revisited / Richard Sutch -- The profitability of ante bellum slavery -- a reply / Edward Saraydar -- The significance of the slave plantation for southern economic development / Eugene D.

Genovese -- Slavery as an obstacle to Pages: The Economic Impact of Slavery in the South. With its mild climate and fertile soil, the South became an agrarian society, where tobacco, rice, sugar, cotton, wheat, and hemp undergirded the economy.

Because of a labor shortage, landowners bought African slaves to work their massive plantations, and even small-scale farmers often used slave labor as their means allowed. Slave-based commerce remained central to the eighteenth-century rise of the Atlantic economy, not because slave plantations were superior as a method of organizing production, but because slaves could be put to work on sugar plantations that could not have attracted free labor on economically viable terms/5(6).

The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South In this Book. Additional Information. The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South 7 The Significance of the Slave Plantation for Southern Economic Development; pp.

; Download contents. 8 The. Slavery and the Economy: An Overview. Forced labor was an essential component of the Southern economy from the time Europeans first settled the American South in significant numbers.

Seventeenth-century planters required field hands to cultivate and harvest cash crops, but had a tiny wage labor force from which to draw. For too long, historian Sven Beckert argues, historians have depicted slavery as a non-capitalist "Southern pathology." In his new book, "Empire of Cotton," Beckert shows how slavery Author: Sven Beckert.

The slave economy APUSH: KC‑I.A (KC), SOC (Theme), Unit 5: Learning Objective F The South relied on slavery heavily for economic prosperity and used wealth as a.

Question: Examine the importance of the slave trade to the development of the plantation economies. The slave trade was vital to the development of plantation economies, which could only expand and survive in the West Indies with the use of slave labour.

"The Significance of the Slave Plantation for Southern Economic Development." The Journal of Southern Hist no. 4 (): ), while in Mississippi, statistics suggest that only 6% of landowners controlled 1/3 of total gross income, with the largest plantations representing only 10% of all plantations.

• Part Three: The Subservience of Town to Country: The Significance of the Slave Plantation of Southern economic Development, The Industrialists under the Slave Regime, Slave Labor or Free in the Southern Factories: A Political Analysis of and Economic Debate• Part Four: The General Crisis of the Slave South: Origins of Slavery Expansionism.

Slavery's Capitalism book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A New History of American Economic Development” as Want to Read: (and acceptable) belief that greed combined with the wealth that slavery provided the cotton plantation owners in the South explains the north/south split on slavery/5.

The Factory v. the Plantation Southern Economy, Chesapeake, Lower South, Southern Interior Persistence of agricultural export economy Sought growth through indefinite expansion of the plantation system and slavery ―Networked‖ largely for the movement of goods Transferred labor and capital plus marketing andFile Size: KB.

By Dina Gerdeman, Forbes — The ties between slavery and capitalism in the United States weren’t always crystal clear in our history books. For a long time, historians mostly depicted slavery as a regional institution of cruelty in the South, and certainly not the driver of broader American economic prosperity.

slave codes were laws passed by southern slaves to keep slaves from either running away or rebelling. these laws forbade slaves to gather in groups of three of more. they couldn't leave their owner's land without a written pass. slaves were not allowed to own a gun. and unfortunately could not learn to read or write.

they could also not testify in court. It retarded southern development and led to economic dependency on the North. What was true about slavery as a labor system.

and thus diminished in importance as a component of the market economy. many southern plantations switched from cotton to raising grain and livestock.

The Confederacy suffered from rampant inflation because. Recognizing that claims that slavery and sugar made a substantial contribution to British capital accumulation have yet to be proven (p.

95), he nevertheless argues that slave-based Atlantic trades made "an important, though not decisive, impact on Britain's long-term economic development", though as much for their stimulus to industrial. Sugar plantations. Following the United States' purchase of the massive Louisiana Territory from France insugar production surged and southern plantation owners purchased huge numbers of slaves to produce crushed cane for use in a variety of products, including molasses and rum.

Cotton plantations. "The Significance of the Slave Plantation for Southern Economic Development." The Journal of Southern History 28 (4) (November 1): – doi/ Genovese, Eugene, Roll, Jordan Roll (), the most important recent study. Gray, L. "Economic Efficiency and Competitive Advantages of Slavery Under the Plantation System.".

As with any enterprise involving violence and lots of money, running a plantation in early British America was a serious and brutal enterprise. In the contentious Planters, Merchants, and Slaves, Burnard argues that white men did not choose to develop and maintain the plantation system out of virulent racism or sadism, but rather out of economic logic because—to speak bluntly—it worked.

In an important book, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (Harvard University Press, ), Johnson observes that Author: Sven Beckert. Few works of history have exerted as powerful an influence as a book published in called Capitalism and author, Eric Williams, later the prime minister of Trinidad and Tabago, charged that black slavery was the engine that propelled Europe's rise to global economic maintained that Europeans' conquest and settlement of the New World depended on the enslavement.

How Slavery Helped Build a World Economy The slavery system in the United States was a national system that touched the very core of its economic and political life. 5 Minute Read. University of Georgia historian Charles Hudson is quoted in Lost Cause explaining slavery-era cotton farming’s impacts in Florida as such: “Erosion and gullying were so.

Slavery Did Not Make America Richer. The second resolved conundrum relates to the finding of Fogel and Engerman that southern slave farms were more productive than free northern farms and slave productivity increased importantly during the Antebellum period. New Ideas are the Key to Economic Development.

The South's economy was built around slave labor and the ability to have the slaves produce more than they were 'worth,' seeing as how slaves were viewed as not just general property but a long-term economic investment which helped the Southern plantation elite.

ABSTRACT This research project will call into question five standard lessons about the development of American agriculture, and more specifically of plantation agriculture in the slave South: 1.

Little biological change occurred in the antebellum South, or indeed anywhere in American agriculture before the advent of hybrid corn in the s. Eugene Dominic Genovese has written: 'The significance of the slave plantation for Southern economic development' Asked in History of the United States, Slavery.

ports from I scraped the catalog descriptions of o British port books 1By \Atlantic slavery," I am referring to the combination of slave-based production of goods and the trade in enslaved persons from Africa to the America. 2The economic history literature on Atlantic slavery and European development o ers several hy-File Size: 2MB.

The transatlantic slave trade began in earnest. Before this, small numbers of Africans had been kidnapped or bought by Europeans and taken to Europe or to European-owned islands. But as the growth of the sugar plantations took off, and the demand for labour grew, the numbers of enslaved Africans transported to the Caribbean islands and to.Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the great migration.

Series B, Selections from the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries [microform] / general editor, Ira Berlin, microfilm reels. Accompanied by a printed guide compiled by Martin Schipper and Daniel Lewis,File Size: 1MB.slavery has concluded that slave labor produced a significant surplus for the slave owner.

In addition to Conrad and Meyer see Richard Sutch, "The Profitability of Slavery-Revisited," Southern Economic Journal 31 (April ): ; Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch, One.