Accounting for slavery : masters and management /

Accounting for Slavery offers a history of business and management practices on slave plantations in the British West Indies and the American South, covering the century from approximately 1780-1880. Far from lagging behind Northern manufacturers, the most sophisticated Southern planters used comple...

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Main Author: Rosenthal, Caitlin
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
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Table of Contents:
  • Hierarchies of life and death
  • Forms of labor
  • Slavery's scientific management
  • Human capital
  • Managing freedom
  • Conclusion: Histories of business and slavery
  • Epilogue: Forward to scientific management