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Title

Slavery in the United States

Author

Jenny B. Wahl

Categories

Economic History
Welfare Economics: Allocative Efficiency, Externalities, Fairness, Altruism
Labor and Demographic Economics
Law and Economics
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics

Type

Article

Description

This article examines slavery in the United States by discussing the spread of slavery in the U.S., the insitutional framework, the legal status of slaves and blacks, the rights and responsibilities of slave masters, markets and prices, and profitibality, efficiency, and exploitation.

URL

http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/?article=wahl.slavery.us

Home URL

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