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One Kind of Freedom: The Economic Consequences of Emancipationby Roger L. Ransom
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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.
One Kind of Freedom examines the economic institutions that replaced slavery following the Civil War. The new edition of this economic history classic includes a new introduction by the authors and revised findings based on newly available data and statistical techniques.
This economic history classic examines the economic institutions that replaced slavery.
Table of Contents
Preface; Preface to the new edition; Acknowledgements; A note to the reader; 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; Epilogue; A bibliography of literature on the South after 1977; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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