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The Economics of Emancipation

  • Claudia Dale Goldin (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 May 2010

This paper illuminates one particular aspect of the theme of this session, property rights in man. It will deal with various emancipation plans: those actually enacted in various slave societies; those discussed by legislators who debated slave and antislave proposals; and those which, being purely fictional, have become part of counterfactual history.

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