Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Junto Hosts Forum on Slavery and Capitalism

The Early American History blog The Junto has posted a multi-part examination of the recent book edited by Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (2016).  The book's table of contents, which includes essays by--among many others--Edward Baptist, Caitlin Rosenthal, Joshua Rothman, Kathryn Boodry,  and John Majewski, is available here. The volume is the product of a 2011 conference organized jointly by Harvard and Brown universities. The forum essays are:
Tom Cutterham, "Forum Introduction"
Casey Schmitt, "The Global and the Hemispheric"
Justin Leroy, "Commodities and Agents in the History of Slavery"
Christy Clark-Pujara, "Slave Economies of the U.S. North" 
Kevin Waite, "Slavery's Civil War?"