1. Explain how and why slavery expanded over time?
2. Read one of the following articles and summarize what the author is trying to tell the reader about slavery’s impact on the economy: Plus add your analysis of the article..did you agree with the author’s theory or view?
- Did slavery make economic sense? by C.W. and A.J.K.D.
- Slave Tax as Sin Tax: 18th and 19th Century Perspectives
by Joel S. Newman
- The Impact of the Slave Trade on African Economies by Warren Whatley and Rob Gillezeau (PDF that Downloads)
- The economic basis of the slave trade by Dr Alan Rice
- Excerpts from Edmund Ruffin, The Political Economy of Slavery.
- Slavery and the American Economy By Waldron H. Giles, Ph.D.
- How Slavery Helped Build a World Economy by Howard Dodson
- How Slavery Led to Modern Capitalism: Echoes By Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman\
- Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power? by Edward Baptist
- Slavery and American Capitalism