A New History of American Economic Development
The decades between the American Revolution and the Civil War witnessed two economic transformations: the harnessing of machinery and capital into an industrial revolution and the vast expansion of slavery across a so-called Cotton Kingdom. These were not rival developments, but rather the twin engines of the nineteenth-century American economy.
This three-day conference, jointly sponsored by Harvard and Brown, will showcase the latest research on the role of slavery in American economic development, pointing toward a new history of capitalism itself.
You can complete details on the program and logistics here.