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Economics 210a: Fall 2006: Memo Question for November 1

Econ 210a: Fall 2006: Agriculture and Forced Labor in Early Modern Growth: Recommended Readings

Recommended auxiliary readings:

Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson (2005), "The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth," American Economic Review http://econ-www.mit.edu/faculty/download_pdf.php?id=1181.

Robert Brenner (1977), "The Origins of Capitalist Development: A Critique of Neo-Smithian Marxism," New Left Review I/104 http://www.newleftreview.net/?page=article&view=185.

Paul David and Peter Temin (1976), "Slavery: The Progressive Institution?" in Paul David et. al., Reckoning with Slavery, chapter 5.

Robert Fogel and Stan Engerman (1974), Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery, chapters 1, 4, and 6.

David Galenson (1981), White Servitude in Colonial America, chapter 9.

Roger Ransom and Richard Sutch (1977), One Kind of Freedom: The Economic Consequences of Emancipation, chapters 2, 3, and 9.

Barbara L. Solow (1987), "Capitalism and Slavery in the Exceedingly Long Run," in B.L. Solow and S.L. Engerman (eds.), British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams (Cambridge University Press), pp. 51-77.