And this would become a problem.

Great piece Julia! Really manages to sum up well the critical elements in behind the development of industrial capitalism in the U.S. Still we should emphasize the critical weight of many different events and institutions prior to the flowering of the slave trade in the U.S. For instance the development of trusts in England through a distortion of Roman law which allowed money to be manipulated as it was being stored for the first time (prefiguring the development of fractional reserve banking–an argument forcefully presented by Jongchul Kim (2013). Or as Pomeranz emphasizes, the role coal deposits favorably located in Britain played in the early stage of the industrial revolution and the development of the steam engine.

And this would become a problem.

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Thanks for this Julia. I will assign this reading for my students.

But up to that point, slave-capital proved indispensable to the emergence of industrial capitalism . Indeed, the violent of racialized chattel slaves from their labor, their bodies, and their families — not the identified by Karl Marx — set capitalism in motion and sustained capital accumulation for three centuries.

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But up to that point, slave-capital proved indispensable to the emergence of industrial capitalism . Indeed, the violent of racialized chattel slaves from their labor, their bodies, and their families — not the identified by Karl Marx — set capitalism in motion and sustained capital accumulation for three centuries.

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The Cotton Kings did something that neither Freddy, nor Fannie, nor any of “too big to fail” banks managed to do. They secured an explicit and total government guarantee for their banks, placing taxpayers on the hook for interest and principal.

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It all ended in the Panic of 1837, when the bubble in southeastern land and slaves burst. Southern taxpayers refused to pay the debts of the planter-banks. Southern States defaulted on those bonds, hampering the South’s ability to raise money through the securities markets for more than a century. Cotton Kings would become dependent as individuals on financial intermediaries tied to Wall Street, firms like Lehman Brothers (founded in Alabama).

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Still works pretty good today, doesn’t it? The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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It didn’t take very long for the flow of credit to resume. By mid-century, racialized chattel slavery had built not only a wealthy and powerful South. . In New England, where sharp Yankees once amassed profits by plying the transatlantic slave trade — and continued to profit by transporting slave-produced commodities and insuring the enslaved — new industries rose up alongside the textile mills. High protective tariffs on foreign manufactures made the products of U.S. mills and factories competitive in domestic markets, especially in markets supplying plantations.

How can Marx’s (exceedingly sparse) analysis on this issue be considered ‘scientific,’ I wonder?

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The Cotton Kings did something that neither Freddy, nor Fannie, nor any of “too big to fail” banks managed to do. They secured an explicit and total government guarantee for their banks, placing taxpayers on the hook for interest and principal.