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The economics of U.S. slave and southern white fertility

Steckel, Richard H.

The economics of U.S. slave and southern white fertility

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States
    • Subjects:
    • Fertility, Human -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century,
    • African Americans -- Southern States -- Population -- History -- 19th century,
    • Southern States -- Population -- History -- 19th century

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard H. Steckel.
      SeriesAmerican economic history, American economic history (Garland Publishing, Inc.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHB921 .S74 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination253 p. ;
      Number of Pages253
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2869273M
      ISBN 100824066626
      LC Control Number84048314

      At that time, half of the wrought iron, beaver hats, cordage, nails, linen, silk, and printed cotton produced in Britain were consumed by the British American colonies. In the s the London government raised small sums by new taxes on the colonies. The colony of South Carolina was settled mainly by planters from the overpopulated sugar island colony of Barbadoswho brought large numbers of African slaves from that island. Perhaps this is because the literature and primary source availability in the postbellum South are weak relative to the pre-war years. It provides an interesting context to a heavily studied era in American History, although other than the origins of modern medicine—and the assistance of female nurses, and the southern belle narrative of Gone With the Wind.

      Adam Smith used the colonies as an example of the benefits of free enterprise. To add to the supply of slaves, slaveholders looked at the fertility of slave women as part of their productivity, and intermittently forced the women to have large numbers of children. For example, in a section on plantations, he highlights whether slaves had agency or bargaining power with respect to particular issues, not merely because these things mattered for economic outcomes but also as recognition that they independently impacted well-being. The more cotton processed, the more that could be exported to the mills of Great Britain and New England. The price of slaves was justified by the profits to be earned with slave labor.

      The material standard of living of slaves in the South compared favorably with that of free workers in industry. The benefits of slave-produced cotton extended to industries beyond the South. Important features of the Navigation Acts are: Foreign vessels were excluded from carrying trade between ports within the British Empire Manufactured goods from Europe to the colonies had to pass through England Enumerated items, which included furs, ship masts, rice, indigo and tobacco, were only allowed to be exported to Great Britain. New Orleans had the largest slave market in the country and became the fourth largest city in the US by and the wealthiest, mostly because of its slave trade and associated businesses.


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The economics of U.S. slave and southern white fertility book

All rights reserved. Yet, the booming cotton economy most Southerners were optimistic about their future. Steven L. Where possible, the stage is set broadly by establishing a difference between white and non-white outcomes before moving on to more nuanced definitions of racial characterization.

The resulting work is highly satisfying and highly human. Bridenbaugh argues that by the midth century, the middle-class businessmen, professionals, and skilled artisans dominated the cities.

Workers were assigned to the task for which they were best physically suited according to the overseer. Settlers had to depend on what they could hunt and gather plus what they brought with them and on uncertain shipments of food, tools and supplies until they could build shelters and forts, clear land and grow enough food and build gristmills, sawmills, iron works and blacksmith shops to be self-supporting.

Slavery was not economically moribund on the eve of the Civil War and there was no evidence that it would have ended without political intervention.

Bodenhorn relies on references from a wide swath of social science and humanities disciplines, and I fully anticipate the favor to be returned. Steam power began being used in factories, but water was the dominant source of industrial power until the Civil War. Eventually he located Oziel Wilkinson and his son David to produce iron castings and forgings for the machinery.

They in turn now had an interest in keeping the new government solvent. Seeking greater efficiency, Morris reduced the civil list, saved money by using competitive bidding for contracts, tightened accounting procedures, and demanded the federal government's full share of money and supplies from the states.

Alice Fahs begins with the traditional narrative that women had no place in war and knew nothing about it. This was a revolutionary development in two ways: 1 it used bucket elevators and conveyor belts, which would eventually revolutionize materials handling, and 2 it used governorsa forerunner of modern automation, for control.

We have no references for this item. Celia, A Slave depicts an instance in which the brutality and moral depravity of the institution of slavery impacted the life of an individual slave. To overcome his second challenge, Bodenhorn relies, sometimes awkwardly, on economic theory to guide discussion.

This view was inspired in part by a reinterpretation of the Genesis passage "Cursed be Canaan; The lowest of slaves shall he be to his brothers" Genesis 9 ; Ham, son of Noah and father of Canaan, was deemed the antediluvian progenitor of the African people. Edward L. The bonds were in fact redeemed in at face value, but the scheme raised little money because Americans had little specie, and many of the rich merchants were supporters of the Crown.

They experimented with new methods to raise revenue, build infrastructure, and solve urban problems. This provided women with an active role in the Civil War narrative.

Bythe paper money was "not worth a Continental", as people said, and a second issue of new currency was attempted.While a U.S. senator for New York, Martin Van Buren created the first national campaign organization in support of Jackson's candidacy by a high rate of African American slave fertility.

In what ways was the domestic slave trade crucial to the southern economy? The trade provided tens of thousands of new workers to build plantations. 1. Author(s): Steckel,R H Title(s): The economics of U.S. slave and southern white fertility/ R.H. Steckel. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: New York.

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Richard H. Steckel

Mcmillen. Richard Hall Steckel (born ) is an American heterodox economist with a focus on economic sylvaindez.coml is the SBS Distinguished Professor of Economics, Anthropology and History at Ohio State University (OSU) and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

He is well known for his work on health and well-being, in which he is a major contributor to Contributions: Economic history.