Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Was Abolitionism a Free-Market Triumph?

| August 10, 2020

The Economic Historian blog has a fascinating discussion at the moment on the “New History of Capitalism” (NHC) school of historiography, and its attempts to grapple with the economic dimensions of slavery. I’ve been extremely critical of the NHC literature on account of its anti-capitalist ideological skew and its misuse of historical evidence, most recently […]