Stone Collection: Volume 82 - Item 1
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1. “Slavery and the Slave Power in the United States of America,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 73 (January 1853): 1-20.
Economic analysis of slavery based on a purported relationship between the geological characteristics of various regions in the United States and the type of labor (slave or free) that is suited to that soil and climate. The author’s argument is linked to the question of which territories are suitable for the extension of slavery resulting from the Compromise of 1850.