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Slavery and Britain's industrial revolution

Heblich, Stephan, Redding, Stephen and Voth, Hans-Joachim (2023) Slavery and Britain's industrial revolution. British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Oct 2023). Blog Entry.

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To what extent did the wealth derived from slavery contribute to Europe’s economic growth? Stephan Heblich, Stephen Redding and Hans-Joachim Voth find that slaveholding areas of Britain were less agricultural, closer to cotton mills, and had more property wealth. Not only did the slave trade affect the geography of economic development after 1750, it also accelerated the country’s industrial revolution.

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Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2024 10:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:54

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