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Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time$
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Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804771856

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.001.0001

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Productivity Growth and the Regional Dynamics of Antebellum Southern Development

Productivity Growth and the Regional Dynamics of Antebellum Southern Development

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(p.180) Chapter 8 Productivity Growth and the Regional Dynamics of Antebellum Southern Development
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Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time
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Alan L. Olmstead

Paul W. Rhode

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0008

This chapter discusses the geographical expansion of cotton cultivation in the antebellum South. It describes the interregional differences in production and productivity growth and the extent of the interregional slave trade, and compares plantation and nonplantation efficiency. First, the chapter reviews evidence for a biological revolution in cotton production in 1806, and then analyzes how cliometrics explains the growth in cotton output and treats the issues of plantation and slave productivity.

Keywords:   cotton, cotton cultivation, biological revolution, cotton production, plantation, slave trade, cliometrics

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