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CentrePiece article
in brief... The long shadow of slavery
Luna Bellani, Anselm Hager and Stephan E. Maurer
March 2021
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CentrePiece 26 (1) Spring 2021


Tags: wealth inequality; elites and development; us south; intergenerational persistence; slavery

The politics and economy of the antebellum American South were dominated by those who practiced forced enslavement. Research by Luna Bellani, Anselm Hager and Stephan Maurer, which examines a database of Texas legislators from 1860 to 1900, reveals that the power of slave-owners continued long after the Civil War.

This article summarises ‘The Long Shadow of Slavery: The Persistence of Slave Owners in Southern Law-making’ by Luna Bellani, Anselm Hager and Stephan Maurer, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1714