To: Old Professer
Funny, but it's also pretty much a given among economic historians that slavery had already started to gravitate into industry and urban settings and that had there been NO cotton, slavery would have thrived. See Huston, Calculating the Value of the Union or Roger Ransom's "counter-factual," Confederate States of America.
posted on 04/17/2006 10:42:17 AM PDT
Odd, I thought whole migrant argument came down to "stoop-labor..."
posted on 04/17/2006 12:05:01 PM PDT
by Old Professer
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