[OPE-L:2807] Re: RE: Slavery

From: clyder (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Apr 11 2000 - 07:47:44 EDT

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> Witold Kula's book on feudalism might provide some insights; if the
> plantation owners attempted to minimise the use of purchased inputs (in
> order to maximise the amount of cash available to purchase luxuries), then
> they would resemble Kula's Polish nobles much more than they would
> conventional capitalists.

The classical accounts of slave plantation management seem to lean that way.

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