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Preserving Slave Families for Profit: Traders' Incentives and Pricing in the New Orleans Slave Market

Charles Calomiris, Jonathan Pritchett

NBER Working Paper No. 14281
Issued in August 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank Rick Steckel for sharing his data on ship manifests, and received helpful comments from Jonah Rockoff, Stan Engerman, Bob Margo and participants in the NBER Development of the American Economy Program Meeting, March 2, 2008. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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