A comparative study of slave societies

Journal of Comparative Economics Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 25-49
By Pryor, Frederic L.


This article tests a broad hypothesis that slavery is an inevitable stage in society's economic development. The author rejects this hypothesis; he argues that there are two main types of slavery (slaves for economic capital or social capital) and each type has its own set of social and politcal determinants. Overall, the power dynamic between husbands and wives is thought to be a key predictor of slavery.

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