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Were Antebellum Cotton Plantations Factories in the Field?

In: Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

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  • Alan L. Olmstead
  • Paul W. Rhode

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  • Alan L. Olmstead & Paul W. Rhode, 2014. "Were Antebellum Cotton Plantations Factories in the Field?," NBER Chapters, in: Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective, pages 245-276, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    5. Nye, David E., 2013. "America's Assembly Line," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262018715.
    6. Paul S. Taylor, 1954. "Plantation Agriculture in the United States: Seventeenth to Twentieth Centuries," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 30(2), pages 141-152.
    7. Olmstead, Alan L. & Rhode, Paul W., 2008. "Biological Innovation and Productivity Growth in the Antebellum Cotton Economy," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 68(4), pages 1123-1171, December.
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