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One Kind of Freedom : The Economic Consequences of Emancipation

One Kind of Freedom : The Economic Consequences of Emancipation - 2nd edition

One Kind of Freedom : The Economic Consequences of Emancipation - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780521795500

ISBN10: 0521795508

One Kind of Freedom : The Economic Consequences of Emancipation by Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch - ISBN 9780521795500
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2001
International: No
One Kind of Freedom : The Economic Consequences of Emancipation by Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch - ISBN 9780521795500

ISBN13: 9780521795500

ISBN10: 0521795508

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 01

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Summary

One Kind of Freedom examines the economic institutions that replaced slavery and the conditions under which ex-slaves were allowed to enter the economic life of the United States following the Civil War. The authors contend that although the kind of freedom permitted to black Americans allowed substantial increases in their economic welfare, it effectively curtailed further black advancement and retarded Southern economic development. The new edition of this economic history classic includes a new introduction by the authors, an extensive bibliography of works in Southern history published since the appearance of the first edition, and revised findings based on newly available data and statistical techniques.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. What did freedom mean?
2. The legacy of slavery
3. The myth of the prostrate South
4. The demise of the plantation
5. Agricultural reconstruction
6. Financial reconstruction
7. The emergence of the merchants' territorial monopoly
8. The trap of debt peonage
9. The roots of southern poverty

Statistical appendixes.

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