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The Resource Accounting for slavery : masters and management, Caitlin Rosenthal

Accounting for slavery : masters and management, Caitlin Rosenthal

Label
Accounting for slavery : masters and management
Title
Accounting for slavery
Title remainder
masters and management
Statement of responsibility
Caitlin Rosenthal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Accounting for Slavery offers a history of business and management practices on slave plantations in the British West Indies and the American South, covering the century from approximately 1780-1880. Far from lagging behind Northern manufacturers, the most sophisticated Southern planters used complex management techniques, measuring and monitoring their human capital with precision. More broadly, the book explores the complex relationship between slavery and capitalism in American history. The traditional story of modern management focuses on the factories of England and New England, largely ignoring plantation economies. Drawing on extensive archival research into plantation accounting practices, the author argues that the harsh realities of slavery were compatible with a highly quantitative, calculating style of management. Planters allocated and reallocated slaves' labor from task to task, precisely monitored their productivity, and depreciated their "human capital" decades before depreciation became a common accounting technique.--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenthal, Caitlin
Dewey number
331.11/734097309033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT905
LC item number
.R67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Human capital
  • Human capital
  • Plantations
  • Plantations
  • Plantation owners
  • Plantation owners
  • Great Britain
Label
Accounting for slavery : masters and management, Caitlin Rosenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hierarchies of life and death -- Forms of labor -- Slavery's scientific management -- Human capital -- Managing freedom -- Conclusion: Histories of business and slavery -- Epilogue: Forward to scientific management
Control code
on1019844344
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780674241657
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017058060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844344
Label
Accounting for slavery : masters and management, Caitlin Rosenthal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hierarchies of life and death -- Forms of labor -- Slavery's scientific management -- Human capital -- Managing freedom -- Conclusion: Histories of business and slavery -- Epilogue: Forward to scientific management
Control code
on1019844344
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780674241657
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017058060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844344

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