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The Baptist Question Redux: Emancipation & Cotton Productivity
Posted on 2015-11-05 by pseudoerasmus
Edward Baptist, the author of The Half Has Never Been Told, has been claiming since the publication of his book that a putative post-Emancipation drop in overall agricultural productivity in the American South is proof that it was torture, not new cotton cultivars and … Continue reading →
Posted in cotton, Edward Baptist, historians of capitalism, Slavery, The Half has never been told | Tagged cotton, Edward Baptist, Emancipation, historians of capitalism, Robert Fogel, Slavery, Stanley Engerman, The Half has never been told, Time on the Cross, Without Consent or Contract | 8 Comments