Special Lecture

Hamilton and the Economics of Slavery

Presented by Robert E. Wright
Doors open at 6:00pm

Dr. Wright addresses a discussion related to the economics of slavery, with findings included in two recent books, The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy, and, One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What we Owe. Dr. Wright explores the economic angle to a traditionally moral argument, demonstrating that slavery has never promoted economic growth or development, neither today nor in the past.

This event is presented by the AHA Society as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2017.