Robin Einhorn

University of California, Berkeley

September 2008

Enterprise & Society, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 491-506, 2008

The history of slavery cannot be separated from the history of business in the United States, especially in the context of the relationship between public power and individual property rights. This essay suggests that the American devotion to “sacred” property rights stems more from the vulnerability of slaveholding elites than to a political heritage of protection for the “common man.”

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Date posted: September 17, 2008  

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Einhorn, Robin, Slavery (September 2008). Enterprise & Society, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 491-506, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1269227 or http://dx.doi.org/khn043

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Robin Einhorn (Contact Author)
University of California, Berkeley ( email )
310 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
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