American Experience

The Economics of Slavery

Clip: Season 25 Episode 12 | 1m 46s Video has closed captioning.

In the late 1820s there were 2 million men, women, and children living in bondage in the United States. What was the economic value of slavery to 19th century American life?

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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