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The Economics of Slavery’

In response to:

Upward in Slavery from the December 21, 1989 issue

To the Editors:

I have just seen Michael P. Johnson’s review of Robert Fogel’s Without Consent Or Contract [NYR, December 21, 1989]. I thought that readers interested in this controversy might wish to know that the original article by Alfred H. Conrad and John R. Meyer, “The Economics of Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South,” which Johnson footnotes, was later published, along with further discussion, in Conrad and Meyer, The Economics of Slavery and Other Studies in Economic History (Aldine Publishing Co., 1964).

Adrienne Rich
Santa Cruz, California

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