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Old 05-18-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Kent Clark View Post
Is "economics" still considered the academic explanation for slavery?

From a purely economic standpoint, the invention of the cotton gin and every agricultural advance after that, made slavery less and less profitable.
The cotton gin is what made slavery profitable. Without it, slavery would have probably wound down from the expense. Later agricultural developments, such as mechanized farming might have had an effect but we didnít get to that stage before the Civil War happened.
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