Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Rehabilitating King Cotton

| December 25, 2016

Earlier this month the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a feature about an ongoing debate between economists and historians over the relationship between slavery and capitalism. While some of the divergences between the two fields are methodological, they center upon the interpretation of evidence. The historians involved are all primary players in what has been called the “New […]