Management Practices and Slavery in the United States

Traditional Marxist historians considered slavery the anti-thesis of capitalism.  Recent research, however, has shown that both systems co-existed with each other and had strong ties.  Caitlin Rosenthal (University of California at Berkeley) and author of Accounting for Slavery explains the ties between both systems regarding accounting and management practices.



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Basic bibliography and other resources on capitalism and slavery

Clark-Pujara, Christy (2016), Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island. New York: New York University Press 

Fogel, Robert and Stanley Engerman (1974), Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery. New York: W.W. Norton.

Rosenthal, Caitlin (2018), Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Schermerhorn, Jack L. (2015), The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860. New Haven: Yale University Press.