Events

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Slavery, Antebellum America's National Institution

On November 6, Professor Stephanie Camp will discuss slavery in the modern United States, highlighting the overwhelming economic significance enslaved labor held for the entire country, not simply the southern states, in the years following the American Revolution. Slavery was a national institution, one that served as the foundation for the growth of American wealth and industrial development, expanding rapidly following the invention of the cotton gin.