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Slavery and the History of US Economic Growth — Timothy Taylor

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Backgrounder.Slavery was neither essential to US growth nor were plantation economy of the South even that helpful economically. It was a benefit to owners of slaves, however, and slaveowners were prominent among the Southern states' elites.Conversable EconomistSlavery and the History of US Economic GrowthTimothy Taylor | Managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, based at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

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Backgrounder.

Slavery was neither essential to US growth nor were plantation economy of the South even that helpful economically. It was a benefit to owners of slaves, however, and slaveowners were prominent among the Southern states' elites.

Conversable Economist
Slavery and the History of US Economic Growth
Timothy Taylor | Managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, based at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

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